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: January 10, 2021
Start of scholarship: Autumn 2021
Duration of scholarship: 4 years
Scholarship amount: € 1,200 per month + insurance + support for rent + € 230-460 per year (research allowance) + lump sum for travel + family allowance
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 May 2021.
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 depending on the dissertation project 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 (probably in March or April), and the last final examination should have taken place no more than six years before this date.
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