PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany invites applications for two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism:

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2013
Start of scholarship: Spring semester 2014 or later
Duration of scholarship: 3 or 4 years
Scholarship amount: 1000 € per month + insurance + support for rent + 460€ per year
Scholarship donor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The selection process comprises two stages: Applications are sent to the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies in Munich. The program will select promising candidates and forward their materials to the DAAD. In a second stage, an election committee chosen by the DAAD will decide upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by March 2014.

The prerequisites for application are non-German citizenship (foreign applicants should not have lived in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of their application), a Master of Arts or Magister Artium degree or equivalent, excellent knowledge of at least one Buddhist source language, outstanding qualifications in the subject and fluency in English. A basic knowledge of German is also desirable and willingness to learn German/improve German language skills will be expected.

For details concerning the application, please visit our homepage:

http://www.en.buddhismus-studien.uni-muenchen.de/currentissues/phd_scholarships/index.html

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