Applications

Necessary documents to apply for a project scholarship:

Applications must be submitted electronically. An application submitted outside of the application periods will not be considered.

Online application platform opens November 05, 2018. Please have the following documents available as PDFs:

  • an exposé presenting the idea for the dissertation project (three to five pages in German or English);
  • work sample (e.g. from the bachelor’s or master’s thesis, but no longer than 15-20 pages);
  • a tabular resume (no photo or information on the applicant’s age required);
  • motivational essay that describes why you are applying at the FSGS and what you want to contribute to the success of the school (in German or English, 2-3 pages);
  • copies of certificates: university entrance qualification; university degrees;
  • language certificates for German (C1 / DSH 2 / ZOP / TestDaF 4 / DSD II) and English (B2 / IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500-170-80 / Cambridge Examination CEA / 7 years of English in German schools) unless these languages are your native languages.
  • two letters of recommendation by experts in the field (generally university faculty) to be uploaded separately.

Incomplete applications may not be submitted. All entries to the online portal will be saved automatically and can be edited after login until the application is ready to be submitted.


Necessary documents to apply for a Ph.D. position:

Applications must be submitted electronically. An application submitted outside of the application periods will not be considered.

Online application platform opens November 05, 2018. Please have the following documents available as PDFs:

  • an exposé showing that the dissertation is an innovative, independent and theoretically valid research project (ca. ten pages in German or English);
  • a work schedule and time schedule for three years;
  • a work sample (no longer than 15-20 pages);
  • a tabular resume (no photo or information on the applicant’s age required);
  • motivational essay that describes why you are applying at the FSGS and what you want to contribute to the success of the school (in German or English, 2-3 pages);
  • copies of certificates: university entrance qualification; university degrees;
  • language certificates for German (C1 / DSH 2 / ZOP / TestDaF 4 / DSD II) and English (B2 / IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500-170-80 / Cambridge Examination CEA / 7 years of English in German schools) unless these languages are your native languages.
  • letter of recommendation by the initial dissertation advisor that supports the acceptance at the FSGS.
  • proof of external funding (e.g. research assistant position, funding through a foundation) or proof of a submitted application to external sponsors (e.g. confirmation of having received the application)

Incomplete applications may not be submitted. All entries to the online portal will be saved automatically and can be edited after login until the application is ready to be submitted.


Necessary documents to apply for a DAAD grant for international Germanists:

Applications must be submitted electronically. An application submitted outside of the application periods will not be considered.

Online application platform opens November 05, 2018. Have the following documents available as PDFs:

  • a summary of the dissertation project (max. 1 page)
  • an exposé showing that the dissertation is an innovative, independent and theoretically valid research project (ca. ten pages in German or English);
  • a work schedule and time schedule for three years;
  • a work sample (no longer than 15-20 pages);
  • a tabular resume (no photo or information on the applicant’s age required);
  • motivational essay that describes why you are applying at the FSGS and what you want to contribute to the success of the school (in German or English, 2-3 pages);
  • copies of certificates: university entrance qualification; university degrees;
  • language certificates for German (C1 / DSH 2 / ZOP / TestDaF 4 / DSD II) and English (B2 / IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500-170-80 / Cambridge Examination CEA / 7 years of English in German schools) unless these languages are your native languages.
  • two letters of recommendation by experts in the field (generally university faculty) to be uploaded separately.

Incomplete applications may not be submitted. All entries to the online portal will be saved automatically and can be edited after login until the application is ready to be submitted.

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