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. We are pleased to offer one attractive GSSP scholarship from the DAAD, specifically available for non-German applicants:

If you apply for the DAAD GSSP scholarship, please ask your professors to use this template provided by the DAAD for the letter of reference:

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.

Application Deadline:

Application deadlines are usually set in May/June (for the next winter semester) and in November/December (for the next summer semester).

The current deadline is May 1, 2024.

Please find more information about the online application process on our German webpage: