PhD in The Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies, Munich

Deadline: 1 September 2013
Open to: candidates with Master degree, knowledge in English, German and of a second foreign language
Scholarship: 1,365 Euro monthly, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses


The Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies is a joint institution of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the University of Regensburg. It is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments. The research of the graduate school is conducted in three interdisciplinary research fields:

  • Principles and forms of social and political change
  • Cultural and linguistic systems
  • Infrastructure, migration and transfer of knowledge

A special feature of the research program is to investigate the relationships between Eastern and Southeastern Europe and other world regions. The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies calls for applications for 5 Doctoral Positions and 5 PhD Scholarships.

These positions and scholarships are available from 15 November 2013 for two years initially.
 Subject to evidence of satisfactory progress at the end of this period, they will be extended for a maximum of eighteen months.

The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project, which contributes to the graduate school’s fields of research. Participation in the graduate school’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory.
More information about the School available here.


  • good university degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree)
  • independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School
  • interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives
  • knowledge of German and English
  • knowledge of a third language


PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. A basic monthly stipend of 1,365 Euro is provided, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses where applicable.


Required documents:

  • research proposal of 4 to 6 pages
  • work plan and time schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • certificate of eligibility for admission to university and degree certificates
  • abstract of the Master’s thesis
  • list of publications if applicable
  • references by two university professors

To submit the application register here. Deadline for applications is 1 September 2013.

For more information please contact:

Caroline Fricke, M.A.
Graduiertenschule für Ost-
und Südosteuropastudien
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
81675 München
Tel: 089 2180-5485
Fax: 089 2180-17760

Dr. des. Heidrun Hamersky
Graduiertenschule für Ost-
und Südosteuropastudien
Universität Regensburg
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg
Tel +49+941-943-5332
Fax +49+941-943-5363

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