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1-2 fully funded PhD positions in East and South-East Asian Studies.

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The Centre announces 1-2 fully funded PhD positions. East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on contemporary phenomena and processes in the region as a whole as well as in individual countries. The subject integrates theoretical and methodological perspectives from area studies with different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Application deadline February 15, 2024

Carefully read the instructions in the announcement and take note of all the materials that must be included in your applicationAdditionally, read the information about requirements and further instructions on our web site.

It is recommended that applicants familiarise themselves with the Centre before applying to the graduate program to obtain a broader awareness of the types of research carried out at present. It should be noted, however, that it is up to each applicant to define their own research topic in the proposal submitted with the application.  The topic of East and South-East Asian Studies is broad and can cover both regional and country-focused studies as long as it relates to contemporary issues. It does not include language studies or literature. 

We will not offer any advice or comments on your proposed topics or application. Applicants are ranked based on their earlier merits, their ability for graduate studies, and their capacity to undertake the proposed research, as well as on the quality and relevance of the research proposal. Therefore, to be assessed, all necessary documents (including Bachelor’s and Master’s theses as well as other possible publications) must be attached to the application. We anticipate to interview those candidates who have been shortlisted and to take references.