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PhD Call for Applications at Luiss University in Rome, Italy: Philosophy,political theory, law and politics and economics

Eight positions are available this year, four of which are funded by a three-year scholarship of 11,000 euros per year.

The Doctoral Program in Political Theory is interdisciplinary, and covers four main areas of study: philosophy (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, and issues in contemporary philosophy), political theory (ethics of international relations and human rights theories), law (international law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law), and politics and economics (international political economy, development policies, sustainability theories, international relations, and theories of globalization). Approximately twenty faculty members, including both Italian professors and foreign visiting professors, currently teach on the program, and there are more than thirty doctoral students, half of which are foreign. The program thus has a strongly international character.

Applicants are generally expected to have majored in an area of the social sciences, humanities, or philosophy, although those with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered on the basis of their curricula vitae and research proposals. Successful applicants will begin the program in the Fall semester of 2011, by following three semesters of taught courses. Each semester lasts approximately three months, and students will have approximately 6-10 hours of classes per week during these three semesters. All courses are taught in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 30, 2011

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DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship Programme with Special Relevance to Developing Countries, Germany

To do a Post Graduate degree course in select subject at one of the select German universities.
Target group: Very well qualified graduates (4 years) from any discipline with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
Scholarship Value
• Stipend of Euro 750.00 per month
• A lump sum towards air fare from India to Germany and back
• Exemption from payment of university tuition fees
• A study and research subsidy
• Compulsory health insurance covered by DAAD
• 1 to 6 months German Language Course in Germany – free tuition, boarding, lodging plus pocket allowance during the period of the German language course (preceding studies)

Requirements and Conditions
• A 1st class Bachelor’s Degree
• Candidates come either from a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, are engaged in the planning and execution of directives and pro-jects with emphasis on development policies having a bear-ing on technological, economic or social areas.
• There should not be a gap of more than 6 years between the award of last degree and application deadline (31st July) and the candidate should not be older than 36 years*
• Language competencies for courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 for courses in English: TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6) certificate
• In general, candidates should be residing in India at the time of application. Candidates, who have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application, are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline:31st July 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application