American Studies, Ph.D. | Heidelberg University | Heidelberg, Germany
36 months
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About

The American Studies program at the Heidelberg University supports students with acquiring the skills to conduct independent scholarly research in the fields of American history, politics, literature and culture, geography, and religion.

Overview

Key Features

The American Studies program at the Heidelberg University 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.

There are no tuition fees for the Ph.D. in American Studies program. The only fee is the regular semester fee (currently at around 170€) at Heidelberg University.

Please note that each applicant needs to find a supervising professor. The professors on the Ph.D. program faculty page can serve as dissertation supervisors; however, all professors in the relevant fields of study at Heidelberg University, including those not directly affiliated with the HCA, are technically eligible to supervise a dissertation in American Studies. Ph.D. students who aim at a degree in another discipline can also apply to the Ph.D. in American Studies program, as long as their research project is strongly related to the United States.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply successfully, a candidate needs to fulfill the general entrance requirements and present a meaningful proposal. 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 months.
    • there is no tuition fee but every doctoral candidate must pay a student service fee (151 EUR per semester)

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for American Studies.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Graduate School Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
Merit-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
15 Sep 2024
ARGE Donauländer Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
6500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
DAAD-NRF Joint Scholarship Programme South Africa
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
DAAD-ACEH Scholarship of Excellence
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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