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German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Doctoral Program

The German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) is offering a Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program for international students, an international working and learning environment for researchers keen to pursue research in a structured yet flexible program with close individual supervision and structured training.
The candidate either be a self-funded doctoral researcher or a doctoral researcher working on a third-party funded project at the GIGA. As an external doctoral researcher, apply for a stay as a visiting doctoral researcher.

  1. Candidate must have an excellent grade point average and a final degree (master or equivalent) in Social Sciences (viz., International Relations/Political Science, Economics, History) or a related discipline.
  2. The candidate must have demonstrated good English language proficiency (German is not a prerequisite).
  3. International applicants are welcome to apply.

The application process:

  1. Apply online and the applications need to include at least the following documents:
  2. GIGA DP Application Form
  3. Letter of motivation
  4. Research proposal of 2000 words max.
  5. CV
  6. Copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA)
  7. Proof of English language skills
  8. Statement about funding plans for the duration of three years
  9. Academic writing sample

Quick Overview

Type: PhD
Organization: Germany: The German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Location: Germany
Eligibility: Master's
Other Info: Visit Website

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