Ph.D. Program in Global and Transregional Studies (Germany) Deadline: Jan.31, 2019

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Application Deadline

Jan. 31, 2019

Program Commencement

September 2019

Duration of the Program

3 Years

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Program Details

The Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) offers full-time PhD program of the Cluster of
Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) at Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Hertie School of Governance and others. The BGTS builds on the successful program of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) that will be integrated into the new program. The BGTS offers a rigorous and dynamic English-language PhD program for exceptionally talented and motivated graduate students in the field of global and transregional studies, bringing together a broad spectrum of disciplines, from the social sciences to area studies to history.

The three-year English language doctoral program at the BGTS provides state-of-the-art theory classes, solid training in
research methods and research design, soft skills courses, and individual supervision. The program focuses on contemporary
controversies about liberal orders from a historical, global, and comparative perspective. It is particularly interested in global and transregional processes analysed by social science or historical methods. Research at the BGTS focuses on the structures, risks, and opportunities of cross-regional interaction at various levels. Find out more about SCRIPTS’s overall research concept here.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Applicants with a Master’s degree, qualifying for PhD studies in the social sciences, history, economics, law, or area studies are invited to apply.  

C1-level English language skills or the equivalent is required.

Applicants should also familiarize themselves with the research interests of BGTS faculty members and indicate one or several
potential supervisors in their application. 

Application Process

Apply ONLINE with the following documents:

  • Master’s degree, qualifying for PhD studies in the social sciences, history, economics, law, or area studies; 
  • Proof of C1-level English language skills or the equivalent;
  • Most recent CV;
  • Letter of motivation (600 words maximum);
  • Research proposal (5,000 words maximum) with a timeline for your project;
  • Two letters of reference from professors at universities or research institutions.

Find details on application procedure here.

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