PhD Positions at Bielefeld University, Germany

BGHS has nine open doctoral positions to be filled at Bielefeld University by 1 April 2013. Full Scholarship details are as follows:

School:Bielefeld University/ Germany

Level:PhD Research


Deadline:28 October 2012

Funded by:Bielefeld University

Beneficiaries: Open to international doctoral researchers

Benefits: Research for 2-years

Keywords: PhD Positions, Bielefeld University, Germany


  • Currently, the BGHS has nine open doctoral positions to be filled by 1 April 2013. Applications should be submitted to the online job portal no later than 28 October 2012.


Required application documents

  • Short profile (Please use the template),
  • Covering letter (600 words max.),
  • Curriculum Vitae (1,000 words max.),
  • Project description (Please note the guidelines)
  • University transcripts
  • Please read the FAQs carefully. They contain all important information on application requirements and procedures.
  • Please also read the project description guidelines for information on formal design and content.

Review procedure: transparency and equal opportunity

  • The process of selecting doctoral researchers is geared towards creating a diverse community, particularly as regards gender and internationality.
  • The selection process is partially anonymized and follows structured, clearly defined stages:
  1. The BGHS Office checks whether applications meet all formal criteria.
  2. Faculty members of the affiliated departments review the content of the anonymized project descriptions according to uniform criteria.
  3. On the basis of their expert evaluations, an interdisciplinary committee chooses qualified candidates for a personal interview.
  4. Candidates are interviewed by an interdisciplinary committee and finally, this committee chooses on candidates to fill the positions.

Degree programme with international character

  • Education: Our degree programme includes not only candidates' work on their own research, but also a structured curriculum that combines research-oriented courses with courses providing general qualification.
  • Supervision: Doctoral researchers and their supervisors sign a Supervision agreement to ensure regular, reliable supervision of all research projects.
  • Internationality: The diverse biographical, social, and cultural backgrounds of BGHS community members are an exceptional resource that enriches research and (international) cooperation.
  • For this reason, the BGHS is making a concerted effort to increase the percentage of international doctoral researchers.
  • BGHS degree programme courses are held either in German or in English.
  • The BGHS also offers support for doctoral researchers' international networking.

For more Information about the scholarship

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