The HGGS Graduate School (http://www.hggs.uni-heidelberg.de/index-eng.html) is an integral component of the interdisciplinary research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg. Its aim is to foster the productive use of existent cross- and interdisciplinary research at the University of Heidelberg and to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in these areas.
The prestigious Graduate School offers a dynamic and collaborative research and study environment with an excellent national and international network. Successful applicants will benefit from a structured graduate programme with a large selection of core seminars and other courses in English and German. The graduate membership has a duration of three years, starting on or after 1 October 2016.
Applicants are expected to contact a potential supervisor in Heidelberg in order to discuss their research plans and to obtain his or her supervision agreement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their projects to the Selection Committee at an interview in Heidelberg or via Skype.
Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in one of the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, 5.5, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or similar). The transcript has to indicate at least four years of study at the university level. Excellent knowledge of English or German, in addition to a further language, is expected. Knowledge of German can be acquired or improved during the first year of the programme.