The Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität announces opening of 9 doctoral positions to its program, commencing October 1st, 2020. GEAS offers a social science-based, structured 3-year PhD program with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region.

About the position:

All dissertation research at GEAS will be conducted in the context of the three interconnected research lenses of its academic profile:

  • the origin and change of institutions in East Asia
  • the effects institutions have on processes, related to globalization and modernization in East Asia on the side of governments, bureaucracies, businesses, individual life-styles, etc.
  • the interdependencies of institutions in East Asia within and beyond its regional boundaries


  • Applicants must have an above average master’s degree in either area studies (Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies) or a discipline represented at the Graduate School (Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Business, Economics, Law, History, Cultural Studies, Humanities) with a focus on East Asia.
  • The language of communication is English. Successful candidates will also have language skills in an East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) at a level of B2 or higher.

Scholarship Availability:

  • Funded by GSSP, the Graduate School Scholarship Program of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Up to two positions for international candidates
  • PhD students with Chinese citizenship: Two positions (with the cooperation of Freie Universität and Chinese Scholarship Council through Center for International Cooperation (FU-CSC PhD Scholarship).
  • Candidates who are not offered a scholarship can be admitted to the program, provided that they apply for and secure external funding from other foundations and sponsors before or at the same time as applying for GEAS.


Apply online via the application portal and the applications should include:

  • a CV
  • a letter of academic interest
  • a brief outline of the prospective dissertation topic (maximum 6 pages)
  • a schedule for the dissertation
  • copies of certificates of your relevant degrees and language skills.
  • Two letters of recommendation shall be sent or uploaded directly by the referees to GEAS via the online application system before the deadline.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Freie Universität
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas

Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Business, Economics, Law, History, Cultural Studies, Humanities

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15 November 2019

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