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Application Rounds

The GPTS generally welcomes applications for doctoral scholarships for each winter term. A call for applications is issued at the beginning of each year, the deadline is usually around the middle of March.

Please visit our website regularly for new application announcements.

Application Requirements

Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, "magna cum laude", or equivalent).

The degree has to reflect at least five years of study at university level. Applicants who plan to graduate in 2016 must provide a university transcript that clearly indicates the progress to degree.

Documents should be submitted in English, German, French or Italian. Documents in other languages should be submitted as certified translations into English or German.