The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Scholarships

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The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Scholarships
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Scholarships

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The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports doctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bremen, Jacobs University Bremen

Field(s) of study:

Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:

– Global Governance and Regional Integration

– Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life

– Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Non-German students are strongly encouraged to apply. BIGSSS strives to increase the share of women in the university and hence also strongly encourages women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in case of otherwise equal qualification.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Ph.D. stipends of € 1300/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year


BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in related social science disciplines are also welcome.

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at www.bigsss-bremen.de until 15 February 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.bigsss-bremen.de/admissions.html

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