Doctoral Scholarships at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS)

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to three doctoral scholarships for international students beginning in the winter semester 2021/22. The scholarships amount to 1200 EUR per month for a period of three years.

In accordance with the research scheme of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, the three-year graduate programme focuses on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between and within Asia and Europe, and challenges established notions of national, ethnic, and disciplinary categories. The GPTS offers an excellent, highly interdisciplinary, and international research environment combining the German model of individualized doctoral studies with a system of guided courses.

Applicants are expected to submit a doctoral project with a strong affinity to the research agenda of the HCTS. Prospective candidates must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English.

Applications must be submitted in one PDF file that includes the completed application form, a letter of motivation, a CV, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, language certificates, and transcripts of all university degrees, and two letters of recommendation.

The three scholarships are offered in cooperation with the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and include further benefits. Only international (nonGerman) candidates are eligible to apply. In addition to fulfilling the criteria listed above, applicants must meet the criteria set by the DAAD. For more information, please visit the DAAD website.

Application and further details

The application deadline is February 14, 2021. Please note that the starting date for one of the scholarships is June 1, 2021; the other two will start on October 1, 2021.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process, see http://www.hcts.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact  at application-gpts@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de.