জার্মান ফেডারেল ও রাজ্য সরকারের এক্সেলেন্স ইনিশিয়েটিভ দ্বারা অনুদানপ্রাপ্ত, বার্লিন গ্রাজুয়েট স্কুলে “মুসলিম সংস্কৃতি ও সমাজ” তে পিএইচডি শিক্ষার্থী নেয়া হবে। ১ অক্টোবর ২০১৬ তে শুরু হতে যাওয়া  পিএইচডি প্রোগ্রামের জন্য পরবর্তী আবেদন প্রক্রিয়া ১৫ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৫ শুরু হবে! প্রতি বছরই এখানে শিক্ষার্থী নেয়া হয়। পিএইচডি এপ্লিকেশনের জন্য আপনাকে মাস্টার্স শেষ করতে হবে, ইংরেজিতে যথেষ্ট দক্ষতা থাকতে হবে এবং একটি ৬ পৃষ্ঠার রিসার্চ প্রপোজাল লিখতে হতে পারে। স্কলারশিপের পরিমাণ ১৪০০ ইউরো/মাস।

Requirements:

The formal prerequisite for application to the programme is a university honours degree reflecting a level of attainment that is above average (typically an M.A., or diploma degree, with a grade of “very good”; with ranking, where applicable). The degree should be in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School (see List of PIs with an overview of their specialist fields and areas of research).

Candidates are expected to submit an outline of their proposed dissertation project (maximum 6 pages, with a summary of no more than half a page), to include a short description of the topic, the current state of research, and its theoretical and methodological orientation, as well as a preliminary work schedule and an indication of whether the work is to be conducted via archival or field research.

As English will be the primary language of communication, students are expected to have advanced English-language proficiency. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) relevant to their projects. It is assumed that language skills can be improved over the course of the doctoral programme.

Scholarships/বৃত্তি:

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments and by Freie Universität Berlin.

The BGSMCS may grant up to ten scholarships/বৃত্তি per year for the three-year programme of study. The allocation of these awards is at the discretion of the selection committee. They may be extended after the first year, contingent upon positive evaluation of a first chapter of the dissertation, which is also crucial for the student’s continued participation in the programme. The scholarships/বৃত্তি amount to approximately € 1,400 per month.

Students admitted to the programme who cannot be offered a scholarship/বৃত্তি by the Graduate School will receive administrative assistance in applying for third-party funding (e.g. information about possible sources of such funding, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Overview:

Degree PhD/Dr phil/Dr pol soz/Dr rer nat
In cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin
Course language(s) English
Courses are held in English (100%). Participants can choose to write their doctoral thesis in English or German. Further language proficiencies are required depending on the respective disciplines.
Admission semester Winter semester only
Beginning Winter semester – October
Programme duration Six semesters (three years)
Application deadline The application deadline is published annually on the website of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html) in September for the winter semester of the following year.
Course content The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America. The Graduate School examines, in a systematic and comparative way, concepts, practices, and institutions variously understood as Islamic. Special attention is given to relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as forms of inter- and intracultural communication.
To structure research, the Graduate School is organised into five research areas: Plural traditions; Travelling traditions; Rethinking social order; Governance contested; Sacred topographies.
To promote interdisciplinary research, the Graduate School aims to systematically connect cultural and social studies in each research area. Its study programme also addresses a number of cross-cutting themes underlying all research areas and the doctoral projects pursued within their framework.
The Graduate School can build upon a well-established and successful history of collaboration among the principal investigators, who come from various institutions and offer doctoral candidates opportunities to meet fellow researchers and find additional research contexts related to their projects.

তথ্যসূত্রঃ bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de