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Scholarships for International Doctoral Candidates in Social Sciences • Universität Bamberg • Bamberg

Open Positions 2
Time Span 01 Oct 2019 for 4 years
Application Deadline 15 Feb 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
Subjects Social Sciences
Description We welcome applications from graduates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The school supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services.

2 PhD positions for international candidates are available for four years.

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.

Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Educational and social inequality across the entire life course
Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social structures in modern societies
Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

A detailed list of topics that will be supervised by professors in our four pillars can be found here:

International applications are encouraged but successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and great conditions for research and study. The PhD Positions are based on DAAD scholarships. DAAD scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,200 EUR, plus insurance and other allowances according to the DAAD guidelines.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career within its statutory obligations.

For further information about the Graduate School, the application process
and the required documents, please visit our website:

Requirements We are inviting applications by highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.
Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • Others : proof of English language proficiency, short self-written statement about your knowledge of German, concise statement on the knowledge of social science research methods, two letters of recommendation, privacy policy agreement
More Information


Universität Bamberg • Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciencess
Olaf Seifert
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96052 Bamberg

Phone: +49(0)951/863-2447


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