Deadline: 15 February 2019
Open to: applicants with outstanding degree in law or a non-legal research-orientated master’s degree
Benefits: scholarships of EUR 1,265 per month
The Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law offers places and scholarships in its structured Ph.D. programme in legal sciences.
They invite applications from outstanding graduates from all disciplines who are keen to produce high-quality Ph.D. theses in legal sciences in an excellent and international research environment. The 3- year programme leads to a Dr. iur (respectively PhD in law) in all legal subdisciplines and places special attention on interdisciplinary projects.
- For the Ph.D. programme, the minimum entry requirement is an outstanding degree in law or a non-legal research-orientated master’s degree (in particular in business administration, political science, or sociology);
- Students whose first language is neither English nor German are required to prove their language proficiency by providing relevant certificates (for details see: Application documents).
- The Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law awards scholarships of EUR 1,265 per month towards living expenses. An addition EUR 100 per month is granted for research costs;
- Scholarship are granted for the full duration of the doctoral program. The continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual review process based on satisfactory academic progress. Please indicate clearly in your application for admission whether or not you will be applying for a scholarship.
How to apply?
A complete application comprises all of the following documents (and must be submitted in one pdf-file in the below-given order):
- application form (click here to download)
- research proposal (up to four pages; guideline for drafting a proposal)
- personal statement about why you are applying to the Albrecht Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Graduate School
- tabular curriculum vitae
- index of all publications to date (optional)
- two recommendations from professors attesting to suitability for doctoral work
- diploma and transcript of records
- language certificates (German or English): Non-native speakers who write their dissertation in German or English must prove their language skills by submitting relevant certificates. German: TestDaF or DSH; English: certficate proving C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This requires test scores of at least 100 in the TOEFL ibT / 6.5 in the IELTS / 945 in TOEIC. The TOEFL DI Code is 2258.
Applications can either be sent via email or post to:
Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Graduate School of Law
Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
For more detailed information, please visit the official webpage.