Newsletter 021/2009

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University: 16 doctoral/PhD scholarships in transcultural studies

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2009

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) is part of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows" at the University of Heidelberg ( The objective of the Cluster is to examine processes of cultural exchange with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research. The Cluster challenges the master narrative of asymmetrical Western domination along with its historical explanation, its methodology and the resulting structures of humanities and social science research. Beginning in the winter semester 2009, the GPTS will be offering within its doctoral program 16 doctoral/PhD scholarships in transcultural studies.

The GPTS is looking for applicants with an excellent academic background interested in completing a doctoral degree at the University of Heidelberg. Applicants are required to have graduated at a Master level or equivalent by the time of their application. They must hold an above-average university degree (B+ or better; magna cum laude; grades: 2+ better or 1,7 equivalent). In case that the Master is to be finished in 2009 but final results are not at hand before the deadline is over, an official transcript of the state of art (including grades of the single semesters) by the applicant’s University is accepted. Scholarships are available from 2009 to both home/EU and overseas students up to the age of thirty. They range from 1,000 to 1,400 EUR per month, depending on family allowance. The scholarships are awarded for two years with possibility of extension for a third year. Eight scholarships are reserved for students from Asia.

The doctoral program addresses applicants whose PhD-project fits into one of the Cluster’s 4 Research Areas, which are outlined on the following page:

Applications must be submitted via the Cluster’s online application system. More detailed information about the doctoral program as well as access to the online registration system can be found at the following site:

Graduate Programme Manager
Dr. Martin Gieselmann
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2
Building 4400
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49-6221-54-4009
Fax: +49-6221-54-4012

Web Administrator: Fedtke
Last updated: 2018-05-23
zum Seitenanfang/up