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Transcultural Studies

Heidelberg University

36 months
Duration
3000 EUR/year
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About

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) from The Heidelberg University is a three-year, structured doctoral programme that is taught in English. Each doctoral student will be assigned two mentors/advisors. Half of the scholarships are reserved for students from Asia.

Overview

In line with the Cluster's focus, the programme's research profile centres on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between Asia and Europe. The Cluster challenges the master narrative of asymmetrical Western domination along with its historical explanation, its methodology, and the resulting structures of the humanities and social sciences. 

Involving Asian, European, and global perspectives, the GPTS offers an excellent working environment for young scholars who wish to be integrated into cooperative research on problems of high complexity, both in terms of subject matter and methodology.

Features

The Transcultural Studies (GPTS) from The Heidelberg University combines the European model of highly individualised doctoral studies and a system of guided courses. Supervision is provided by mentors during a term of three academic years. In the first year participants attend a number of thematically focused classes. The second year is intended for field research, while the third year is dedicated for the writing and presenting of the results. Each doctoral student will be assigned two mentors/advisors. Half of the scholarships are reserved for students from Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Workshop "Welcome at the HCTS"
  • Reading Class "Transcultural Theories and Methods"
  • Research Colloquium
  • Workshop "Strategies for a Successful Doctorate"
  • optional: Lecture "Introduction to Transcultural Studies"
  • General Meeting / Jour Fixe
  • Reading Class "Transcultural Theories and Methods"
  • Research Colloquium
  • Workshop "Academic Writing in English"
  • General Meeting / Jour Fixe

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, "magna cum laude", or equivalent). The degree has to reflect at least four years of study at university level. Applicants who plan to graduate in the current academic year must provide a university transcript that clearly indicates the degree progress.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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