BAGASS in Germany offers doctoral scholarships 2015

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is offering up to 6 doctoral Scholarships for Germen and international students.Duration of the Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded for one year, from April 2016 toMarch 2017.


Scholarships amount: The scholarship amounts to 1,365.00 EUR per month plus a grant for material costs, adding up to a total of 1,468.00 EUR, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with the DFG guidelines where applicable.

Last deadline: The applications deadli
ne is October 31, 2015.


Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for projects that fit with at least one of School’s four Pillars:
Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behavior
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Scholarship Provider: Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bamberg (received funding from the German Science Foundation), Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility criteria: students must fulfills the eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarships:
BAGSS in Germany  invites applications from highly qualified graduates in the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Education, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics and Demography.

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. (The degree must be completed by the time of admission to BAGSS. The next admission date is April 1, 2016.)
Applicants need to provide at least one, but not more than two proposals for research topics which they would like to pursue in their doctoral project

-Applicants must have an excellent command of English. If English is not your native language, you need to supply a proof of proficiency.

Scholarship Open for International Students: German and international students can apply for these doctoral scholarships.

Number of scholarships:  There are 6 doctoral scholarships are awarded

Selection Criteria: candidates are selected academic record and BAGSS’ ability to ensure competent, research-led supervision on the other. Criteria applied in the selection procedure for the regular membership at BAGSS, i.e. for the admission to BAGSS, supervision and the award of scholarships
-A complete, formally correct application has been submitted by the advertised deadline in the required fashion
-The statutory criteria for admission to doctoral studies at Bavarian universities are met.
The research topic for the doctoral dissertation, as proposed in the application, matches the academic profile of BAGSS.
At least one faculty member of BAGSS, who is eligible for the examination of doctoral theses, agrees to supervise the suggested dissertation topic.
-The complete application has been judged as excellent by a panel of academic assessors from the Graduate School in competition with other applications.

Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be take part in interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place in Bamberg in December 2015. In exceptional cases, a video conference may suffice.  All the candidates will get the notification before the end of the year 2015.

How to Apply: All candidates must attach the following documents except for the letters of recommendation; need to be submitted as a single PDF (max. 30 MB). In this single PDF file, please do arrange your documents in the following order:
cover letter
research proposal
academic degree certificates and university grade transcripts
statement of knowledge of research methods

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the scholarship year April 2016 – March 2017 are accepted from September 1, 2015, until October 31, 2015.

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