This structured, three-year English-language American Studies program at the Heidelberg University 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.
- In the first year of the program, students are expected to take one class on theories and issues, one class on academic writing as well as a class on presentation and media skills.
- While enrolled, students are obliged to attend the Ph.D. Colloquium (from which they can be exempted when on research trips). In addition, regular progress reports and consultation with supervisors form an integral part of the Ph.D. program.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
- The only fee is the regular semester fee (currently at 152.30 Euro) at Heidelberg University.
Living costs for Heidelberg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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