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15 PhD Positions in the Social Sciences (Germany)

Drapeau Allemagne

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS´ three Thematic Fields:
– Global Governance and Regional Integration
– Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
– Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

Application: Please go to the online registration page, and create a new user profile on our website, so that you can view and modify your application at your convenience at:

Full Doctorate

Research Stay

Paid position?

Program starts in September 2014 for a duration of 36 months. The working language is English

Language of the Doctoral Thesis

Requirements for Applicant

Subject Requirements (Qualification)
BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master´s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome. We offer Ph.D. stipends of EUR 1300/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.

Type of Persons
PhD student

Compulsory Attachments

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of university degree
  • Letter of motivation
  • Exposé of doctoral project
  • 2 Reference Letters

University / Organisation advertising the position

University / Organisation
Universität Bremen
28359 Bremen

Faculty / Institute
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

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