DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries at University of Münster 2018/2019 – Germany

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in collaboration with the Department of Philology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting October 1st, 2018.

The Graduate School ‘Practices of Literature’ offers the opportunity to complete your doctoral degree within three years and to prepare for an academic career in university or non-university profession

What You Need To Know About DAAD 

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

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The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) ) and 36 months for PhD.


The scholarship is Doctoral students in the following course of study:

American/English/Postcolonial Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Literature, Latin Philology/Studies, Dutch Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies, Sinology, Slavonic Studies.

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In its research, the graduate school focuses on the following three broad areas:
1. Literature and Society
(The relationship between Literary Studies, Social Theories, Cultural Theories and Studies, and Literature)
2. Theories of Literature
(Philosophy of Science, History and Theory of Literature, Literary Theories)
3. Putting the Study of Literature into Practice
(Occupationally-oriented areas that apply Literary Studies, the literary marketplace, key qualifications, the relationship between Literary Theory and professional practice)

Curriculum: Lectures/series of talks, colloquia, group projects, workshops, practical training, academic teaching.


The scholarship is taken in Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster, Germany


The is open to all Developing countries



Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three years, or up to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.

Who is Eligible For The DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries: 

  • A qualifying degree at the level of Master/Magister/Staatsexamen (minimum grade: “gut”/B), in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree (minimum grade: “sehr gut”/A).
  • Very good German language skills are recommended, as the courses at the GS PoL are taught in German
  • At the time of the application, the last final exam should have taken place during the past six years
  • At the time of the application the applicant should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months.


How to Apply For The DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries:

 The application for a scholarship follows a three-step procedure:

1) Candidates will submit an application to the GS PoL, followed by 2) a personal interview and a final nomination to the DAAD, followed by 3) the standard application procedure at the DAAD (an online application with supporting documentation via the DAAD online portal).

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Applications for the Graduate School must be submitted in written form (in English or German, preferably via e-mail in one PDF file) and should include:

  1. A letter of motivation explaining the application at the GS PoL
  2. Curriculum vitae (without photograph)
  3. Proof that the applicant has completed a qualifying course of studies – the degree awarded must at least be 2,0 (B) or better (according to § 5, Abs. 1 and 2 of the study regulations)
  4. Proof of German language skills according to appendix A (Anhang A) of the study regulations.
  5. A detailed project proposal of the planned dissertation of about 10 pages in length, including a description of aims and planned topics, relevance within literary scholarship and method of research, as well as a detailed work and time schedule and a bibliography.
  6. Two letters of reference. If the applicant holds a Bachelor’s degree or has completed a first course of studies with a regular duration of less than eight semesters, three refer-ences must be submitted.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Application Deadline:  November annually.


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