Freie Universität Berlin - Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
At the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, we mentor theoretically and conceptionally outstanding doctoral dissertations in Literary Studies that examine texts in historico-cultural, transregional and / or intermedial contexts.
Scholarships and Ph.D.-Positions
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Duration from 9 month to 4 years
For 2019, the Graduate School offers the following grants
up to 6 project scholarships for the duration of 9 months
up to 6 positions for the duration of three to four years for graduate students working on their Ph.D.-thesis
2 DAAD grants for international students of German literature and culture for the duration of three to four years
What we offer:
Project grants support graduates with a Master’s degree in developing a dissertation project in the form of an exposé with the goal of acquiring external dissertation funding, e.g. from other foundations. The grants start in June 2019, and applicants are required to have submitted their master’s thesis by that time. We specifically encourage international students to apply.
The Doctoral Studies Programme begins October 1, 2019. The positions for doctoral students include a travel budget. There are special funds that Ph.D. candidates can apply for in order to organize workshops and similar events . For a successful application, proof of financial support through a grant or a research assistant position is required (and must be submitted by September 2019).
The DAAD grants we offer are part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and are directed at international Germanists who either do not currently live in Germany, or came to Germany no earlier than 2018. After having undergone the selection process, candidates will also have to submit their applications through the DAAD portal; the final decision lies with the funding agency.
How to apply:
The application deadline is December 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM CET.
The online portal for applications will be open as of November 05, 2018.
The working language of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School is predominantly German. More information and details regarding the online application can be found here: