Application

Application Requirements

 

Open call for applications

Applications can only be taken into consideration if the following documents are provided (in English, French or German) and meet the requested specifications. We do accept one PDF file per category which does not exceed 5 MB.

We are happy to announce that BIGSAS is now the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies in the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple". Due to current administrative changes and adjustment processes with respect to the new organisational structures, we will publish information regarding the open application process in autumn 2019. Thus, the online application platform is closed at the moment.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered!

Academic presentation

  1. Project proposal
    (including the aims of the dissertation, a detailed work and time schedule for the project, ten pages at a max. and an abstract of the proposal. Please include your name, page number and an explanation of the file on each page.)

  2. Letter of Motivation
    (one page, explaining why you apply for BIGSAS)

  3. Soft copy of your written Master’s or equivalent thesis (we only accept PDF files)

  4. Two letters of reference
    (Authors need to be from the applicant's academic background and mentioned with title and university/institute. Letters have to be signed personally by the authors.)

  5. List of academic publications (if applicable)

Formal requirements

  1. Curriculum Vitae
    (showing your academic progress and qualification(s) in detail)

  2. Secondary School Graduation Certificate / Higher Education Entrance Certificate

  3. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent degree including transcript of records
    (e.g. Licence ou Maîtrise, a certified copy is requested)

  4. Master's Degree or equivalent degree including transcript of records
    (e.g. DEA or DESS, a certified copy is requested)

Funding and supervision

  1. For doctoral candidates in Cluster projects: Please provide a short statement of the project manager that you are part of a Cluster project. Please include the title of the project as well.

    For doctoral candidates funded otherwise: Please provide a funding confirmation for the time-to-degree of three years as well as a supervisor agreement.

If you have further questions please read our FAQ or contact us via bigsas-application@uni-bayreuth.de.