Two PhD Scholarships in Buddhist Studies at Munich

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany invites applications for two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism:

Deadline for applications: 18 October 2015

Start of scholarship: Summer or autumn 2016

Duration of scholarship: 3 or 4 years

Scholarship amount: €1000 per month + insurance + support for rent + €460 per year

Scholarship donor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The selection process comprises two stages: Applications are sent to the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies in Munich. The program will select promising candidates, who then have to submit their materials to the DAAD. Subsequently, an election committee chosen by the DAAD decides upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by February 2016.

The prerequisites for application are non-German citizenship (foreign applicants should not have lived in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of their application), a Master of Arts or Magister Artium degree or equivalent, excellent knowledge of at least one Buddhist source language, outstanding qualifications in the subject, and fluency in English. A basic knowledge of German is also desirable, though not a prerequisite, but willingness to learn German/improve German language skills will be expected. It is desirable that, at the time of the application, the last final examination has taken place no more than six years ago.

For details concerning the application, please visit the program’s homepage.

Contact Info:
Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies
c/o Japan- Zentrum
Oettingenstrasse 67
80538 Munich

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