This structured, three-year English-language American Studies program at the University of Heidelberg is open to German and international applicants who wish to earn a research-oriented academic degree.
It offers a modern multidisciplinary curriculum and is particularly committed to building a lively, scientific community of scholars by fostering academic debate and a continuous exchange of ideas and perspectives.Graduates are awarded either a “Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.)” or a “Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)” degree, according to their choice.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The proposal should
outline the guiding questions of the dissertation project while embedding them in current academic debates,
show that the dissertation will make an original and important contribution to a particular field of research,
list the source materials that will be used,
and provide a realistic timetable for the completion of the project.
Applicants need a letter of intent from a professor at Heidelberg University stating his/her willingness to supervise the research project, and two letters of recommendation that not only assess the applicant’s academic qualifications but also evaluate the proposed dissertation project.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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