December 2, 2018
The Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) is delighted to offer 3-year PhD programme with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) beginning October 1st, 2019. These scholarships are available to International students.
The Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) has three basic goals first, GEAS combines area studies research on East Asia with thorough, discipline-based methodological training and strong language and cultural competence. Its training program is interdisciplinary with special emphasis on historically and culturally informed social science inquiry.
The language of communication is English. Successful candidates will also have language skills in an East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) at a level of B2 or higher.
Scholarships are available to pursue Doctoral degree programme.
GEAS offers a social science-based, structured 3-year PhD programme with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region.
A limited number of students researching Korea will be recommended after a positive selection to receive scholarships by Korean research foundations.
Number of Scholarships:
Up to 10 candidates will be accepted. Up to two positions for international candidates are funded by GSSP, the Graduate School Scholarship Programme of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Eligible Nationalities: Scholarships are available to International students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Successful applicants will have an above average master’s degree in either area studies (Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies) or a discipline represented at the Graduate School (Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Business, Economics, Law, History, Cultural Studies, Humanities) with a focus on East Asia. The language of communication is English. Successful candidates will also have language skills in an East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) at a level of B2 or higher.
Doctoral students’ membership in the programme is contingent upon a positive evaluation after each year of study.
Applicants are required to apply online at the application portal. Note that the candidates selected for a nomination for DAAD have to submit a subsequent application to the funding organization for a final decision. We would like to ask applicants who apply for CSC at Beijing Liaison Office to also submit their application to the GEAS portal as well.
Applications should include:
- a CV
- a letter of academic interest
- a brief outline of the prospective dissertation topic (maximum 6 pages)
- a schedule for the dissertation
- and copies of certificates of your relevant degrees and language skills.
Two letters of recommendation shall be sent or uploaded directly by your referees to GEAS via the online application system before the deadline. For more information and guidelines as well as for applications, please register at the online application portal.