ProLit PhD Program in Literature

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Applications are invited from highly qualified graduate students with experience in their field of work. International applications are welcome.

Application Deadline:

Deadlines for applications are usually in May/June (for the next winter semester) and in November/December (for the next summer semester). The exact dates are published on the program’s homepage four to six weeks in advance.

The next deadline for applications is December 4, 2022.

Application Requirements:

University degree graded above average (Master of Arts "with thesis", Magister Artium, diploma etc. in one of the subjects related to the program).

A solid knowledge of German (at least level B2) is also an application requirement for the PhD Program.

Selection Procedure:

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their application documents. Final acceptance of pre-selected applicants takes place after an academic discussion with a selection panel.
Selection criteria are the quality and the realistic planning of the dissertation project, the willingness and ability to work on interdisciplinary, theoretical and methodological problems, co-operative and communicative skills, as well as academic qualifications.

Application Process:

Please use our online application tool on the German application page.