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Candidates must hold an outstanding Master’s degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.
- Applications Deadline: December 1, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to research and complete a doctorate within the “Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).
- Nationality: This call is open for Non-German Citizens.
- Number of Scholarships: Two doctoral scholarships are available.
- Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: This call is open for Non-German Citizens.
Entrance Requirements: The call is open only to applicants
- Who are not German citizens
- Who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline
- Their last final exam (M.A.) should have taken place no longer than 5 years and 9 months ago
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Candidates must send their application before December 1st, 2018 to: application-at-berliner-antike-kolleg.org
The application procedure takes place in two stages:
1) Candidates submit their applications, including the documents mentioned above, to
2) Short-listed candidates are invited for an interview (on Skype) within two months of the
If you have been selected for a scholarship by BerGSAS you will be required to upload your application to the DAAD submission system. BerGSAS will prepare a shortlist, while DAAD will make the final choice. Admission to studies and receiving of a scholarship is based on assessments by both the hosting university and DAAD.