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Fully Funded DAAD Landscape Archaeology and Architecture PhD Scholarships - Germany

Landscape Archaeology and Architecture PhD Scholarships – Germany

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berli
  • Fully Funded
  • Germany
  • Archaeology and Architecture
  • International Students
  • December 10, 2020

Applications are invited for Fully Funded DAAD Landscape Archaeology and Architecture PhD Scholarships at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.


The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships to research and complete a doctorate in the Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA) program. We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Egyptology and Northeast African Archaeology, or Geoscience with a focus on Landscape Archaeology.

The LAA program covers various PhD projects. The main focus is not on the archeology of particular spaces but on the spectrum of methods and research strategies applied in the study of landscape archaeology and architectural history. We encourage candidates whose PhD projects would fit within this broad framework to submit their applications. We will welcome in particular projects dealing with the interconnection of landscape and economy but we are also open for projects focussing on cultural anthropology and social archaeology.


In accordance with DAAD guidelines, doctoral scholarship holders receive a basic monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros, a travel allowance, a combined health, accident and liability insurance policy, allowances for study and research (and, where applicable, rent and family allowances) as well as financial support for a pre-sessional German language course.


Candidates applying for Landscape Archaeology and Architecture PhD Scholarships must hold an outstanding Master’s degree (M.A., MSt, MSc) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

The scholarship is available from October 2021 for four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review). The call is open only to applicants who are not German citizens, and who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline. Their last final exam (Master’s Degree) should have taken place no longer than 6 years, 5 months (77 months) ago.


The application procedure takes place in two stages.

  1. Candidates submit their applications, including the documents mentioned below, by 10 December, 2020, 12 noon CEWT to Short-listed candidates are invited for an online interview within two months of the application deadline. If you have been selected by BerGSAS you will be required to upload your application to the DAAD submission system.
  2. BerGSAS will prepare a shortlist while DAAD is going to make the final choice. Please note that admission to studies and receipt of a scholarship will related to assessments by both the hosting university and DAAD.

Please submit:

  • a cover letter that explains your motivation for applying to the doctoral program
  • a research proposal (ca. 5 pages)
  • a work plan and schedule for four years
  • an application form
  • a curriculum vitae (CV, resume)
  • two letters of recommendation by two university professors from your home university. Please use the ‘DAAD letter of recommendation form’ (template available here http:///
  • a writing sample (15-20 pages)
  • copies of certificates and copies of translated documents (they don’t have to be certified):
    • copies of certificates of annual examinations taken at the home university
    • copies of certificates of any academic degrees or advanced qualifications indicating grades and explaining the home university’s grading system
    • copies of documents certifying knowledge of English Language, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL

Please send your application documents with the reference number 2020-10-02D by 10 December, 2020, 12 noon Central European Winter Time to