The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies


The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments will admit fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme to begin October 1, 2008.

Ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant.

The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. It invites applications from candidates whose dissertation project fits one of the Graduate School’s Research Areas. Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School, with a
ranking, where applicable, of above average.

The language of communication is English. Admission is for one year, and, contingent upon a positive evaluation after the first year of study, will be extended for a total of three years.

For more information visit our website at

The application package will include the following documents: a completed application form; an outline of the dissertation project (up to 6 pages, with a brief summary); a curriculum vitae; two letters of reference; certified copies of degrees received; evidence of proficiency in the language(s) relevant to the dissertation project; and for non-native
speakers of English, proof of proficiency in English.

The complete application package must be submitted by January 31, 2008

Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Academic Coordinator
Lars Ostermeier
Altensteinstr. 40
D-14195 Berlin

For further information, please contact Academic Coordinator Lars Ostermeier


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