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New scholarships in HCTS Graduate Programme

25. Nov. 2019

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) welcomes applications for up to four doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2010/21. The scholarships amount to 1200,- EUR per month for a period of three years.

In accordance with the research scheme of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, the three-year graduate programme focuses on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between and within Asia and Europe, and challenges established notions of national, ethnic, and disciplinary categories. The GPTS offers an excellent, highly interdisciplinary, and international research environment combining the German model of individualized doctoral studies with a system of guided courses.

Candidats are expected to submit a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the HCTS. Prospective candidates must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide a proof of advanced language skills in English. Applications must be submitted in one PDF file that includes the completed application form, a letter of motivation, a CV, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, all language certificates, the transcripts of all university degrees, and two letters of recommendation.

Please note that within the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies we offer two different sets of scholarships this year:
1)  Two doctoral scholarships are funded by the HCTS. All applicants fulfilling the criteria mentioned above are eligible to apply.
2)  Two doctoral scholarships are offered in cooperation with the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and include further benefits. Only international candidates are eligible to apply. In addition to fulfilling the criteria listed above, these candidates must meet the criteria set by the DAAD. You can find more information on the DAAD website.

The application deadline for all scholarships is January 24, 2020.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process, please refer to the GPTS website.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact


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