The interfaculty PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the LMU is aimed at postgraduates from the fields of cultural studies, religious studies and social sciences. In interdepartmental and research-oriented courses, the philological, religious studies and cultural studies expertise of the participating disciplines (Indology and Tibetology, Japanology, Religious studies and Sinology) are brought together in a structured degree course.
The language centre of the Freie Universität Berlin invites you to an intensive language learning programme in which you not only improve your German proficiency but also really get to know the European metropolis of Berlin with its versatile cultural and historical background.
We offer courses in three different programmes:
- Berlin Encounters Intensive Communication Course and Cultural Programme: Language Level A 2 / B 1
- Berlin at its best - Learn the Language, Experience the Culture: Language Level B 2 / C 1
- Authors in Berlin - Berlin Authors: Literature Course: Language Level: advanced level of German (B 2.2 / C 1)
Various deadlines apply for academic admission; please check the specific program websites for more information. The deadline for central admission deadline via the International Office is July 15.
The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century.
U.S. & Canadian nationals, permanent residents, or long-term residents
Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers
Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.
- German Studies Association (GSA) – the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines
The center awards fellowships to post-doctoral scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should ideally pertain to the central theme of the RCC: transformations in environment and society.
The Carson Center offers five types of fellowships:
- Carson writing fellowships
- Interdisciplinary writing fellowships
- Outreach fellowships
- Short-term fellowships
- SoF fellowships
- post-doctoral researcher
The Amerika-Institut at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) offers highly qualified students the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree on the social, cultural, economic and political history and present of the USA, Canada and the Americas. The doctoral program "American History - History of the Americas", which is part of the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich as its Class of Culture and History (CoHist), provides a structural framework for doctoral candidates, which promotes independent research, enhances the quality of their graduate work and supports them with individualized supervision through the whole process.