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DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Program – at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science


The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 2 scholarships for international doctoral researchers in its new Graduate School Scholarship Program, “Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Cohesion” (GSPSC), funded by the DAAD.

BIGSSS is an international inter-university graduate school in the social sciences located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Successful applicants will receive a Ph.D. scholarship from the DAAD of 1.200 €/month (plus additional benefits) for 48 months.

The program focuses on how social policy and social cohesion are related on a global, regional or national level. Comparative or transnational perspectives that address interdependencies between the Global South and North are especially welcome. Single-country case studies may scrutinize the complex interlinkages between social policy and social cohesion.


  • 1.200 €/month (plus additional benefits) for 48 months.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology, political science, psychology, or economics. In some cases, related degree fields could be considered.

  • International Applicants with a C1 English level

  • Applicants must not have resided in Germany at any time after February 1, 2022


  • 23rd January 2023

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