Welcome to BIGSAS

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is now in the second phase funded by the German Research Foundation in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments since 2007. In the focus of this unique structure of creative and innovative training are approximately 80 Junior Fellows from 29 African, American, Asian and European countries. The doctoral students benefit from a clearly structured, academic and career-oriented training as well as a genuine expertise in the African studies which has increased continuously since the foundation of the University of Bayreuth. The international network with Partner Universities on the African continent creates even more so excellent conditions for the research of our Junior Fellows.











Job offer

Vacant positions as student assistants: information


New opening hours of the Administration Office in 2019

Mon: closed

Tue-Thu: 11:15-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

Fri: 11:15-13:00


Stellungnahme bzgl. LIT Verlag / Statement regarding LIT publishing house


JF Newsletter 02/2019

Find the latest issue of the JF Representatives' Newsletter here.

BIGSAS Welcome Seminar

Fri, 10-12, S 18 (GSP) (information). A detailed programme will be announced soon.


Call for applications

2019-2020 fellowships in the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple" / Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (BA) for external fellows (information) and for Bayreuth-based Cluster members (information).


Latest issue of BIGSASworks!

Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers Vol. 18 (2018) "Living in African Cities: Urban Spaces, Lifestyles and Social Practices in Everyday Life".


Gender and Diversity Programme

dates (update: 10/12/18).


International Club

Find more information about activities here (update: 26/02/19).



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