Starter Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates at University of Bamberg in Germany, 2016

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is offering Starter Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates at University of Bamberg  for German and international candidates. The scholarship is available to write doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. You will be offered a support in the form of workshops, mentoring, advisory services and access to a rich research community.

Deadline: 31 March 2016

Fields:  sociology, psychology, education, political science, labour and educational economics and demography

Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood;
  • Pillar 2: Education and social inequality across the entire life course;
  • Pillar 3: Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies;
  • Pillar 4: Governance, institutional change and political behavior.

Scholarship value:  doctoral students receive of 1,468 Euro /month for a one year period only. Then you need to apply for further funding from other German organisations!  Students will also have an appropriate office accommodation and may apply for additional funds from BAGSS (for conference travel)


  • Graduates in  Sociology, Psychology, Education, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics and Demography or related subjects;
  • Candidates holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. (The degree must be completed by the time of admission to BAGSS. The next admission date is April 1, 2016);
  • Candidates whose proposed doctoral research topic fits thematically with at least one of the four academic pillars of BAGSS.
  • English proficiency can be documented through one of the following English tests: UNIcert III (pass), CAE (pass), TOEFL (minimum score of 95), IELTS (minimum band score of 7)

How to apply for Starter Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates at University of Bamberg?

Your online application must include the following documents:

  • A cover letter of not more than 1½ pages;
  • CV (including full contact information);
  • At least one, but not more than two short proposals for projects which you would like to work on as your doctoral thesis;
  • A scan of all your university academic degree certificate(s) and university grade transcripts;
  • A concise statement on knowledge of social science research methods;
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Contacts on two referees;
  • All application materials must be submitted in English (except for certificates, transcripts, and letters of recommendation which may also be provided in German).

More information on the official website.





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