PHD SCHOLARSHIPS> Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich

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

Deadline for applications: 6 October 2019
Start of scholarship: Spring, summer, or autumn 2020
Duration of scholarship: 4 years
Scholarship amount: 1200 € per month + insurance + support for rent + 460€ per year + lump sum for travel
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 the DAAD decides upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by February 2020.

The prerequisites for application are non-German citizenship, a Master of Arts or Magister Artium degree or equivalent in a relevant field, 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. Applicants should not have lived in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of the submission of their materials to the DAAD (in December or January), and the last final examination should have taken place no more than six years before this date.

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