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Scholarships of Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School

Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School (FSGS) has been funded by the Excellence Initiative (DFG) since 2007. Until 2017, admission to the structured doctorate program is connected with 3- to 4-year full scholarships. For the funding of the transition period (2017 - 2019) until the begin of the Excellence Strategy, up to 10 doctorate scholarships with a run-time of generally not less than two years are awarded. Doctoral candidates with own funding may apply for doctoral positions at the Graduate School. The doctoral positions are equipped with a travel expenses budget and allow for proposals to the board for the funding of own events.

Besides, FSGS grants up to two postdoc scholarships every year. These generally run for two years. There are no teaching obligations, however an important eligibility criterion is the candidate’s motivation to participate actively in the school’s everyday life and to work closely with the doctoral candidates.

International doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertisement and Procedure

Advertisements are issued once a year on our website, in DIE ZEIT, on academics.de and further European online services. The advertisement is announced in October. Application deadline is 15th December. The online application platform will remain active until the deadline. Please note that the application platform and form are available in German only.

Following the review of the applications in January you will get notified in case your application cannot be considered on formal grounds.

Every formally accepted application enters an internal assessment procedure in January. In March, the admission committee chooses approximately 30 applicants based on the internal votes who are invited for the selection interviews in April. In case you have not been chosen, you will be notified promptly.

The selection interviews take place in April. Every applicant gets the opportunity to present his or her project orally in 5 - 10 minutes. A discussion of about 10 - 15 minutes follows. The supervisors mentioned in your applications are invited to this interview. You do not need to bring your application documents with you.

In any case, you will be notified promptly after the selection interviews. If you are offered a scholarship and/or a doctoral position and accept it, it starts on 1st October.

An application does not lead to a legal claim. Reasons for denial will not be given.