The Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ – Bastion of Freedom.
The Institute for History is inviting applications for new research program: Cosmopolis Advanced, an initiative of the Institute for History at Leiden University (LU) in partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta.It offers a unique opening for advanced international students who aim for a Leiden PhD degree in the fields of Colonial & Global History or Archival & Postcolonial Studies.This year 5 scholarships will be provided.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship,the following criteria must be in order:
– Excellence in archival/historical research, as evidenced by a master degree in history that includes a substantial research thesis of 30 ECTS or its equivalent. Candidates with an MA-degree in a language other than English must have certified proficiency at a minimal degree of 7.0 IELTS/ 100 TOEFL.
– Sufficient financial support for all relevant costs (including for living and accommodation) either through the Cosmopolis scholarship program or private or external funding
Application can be submitted online. Application requires:
-Letter of Motivation
-CV (2 pages)
-Research Proposal (2000 words excluding bibliography)
-Two recommendation letters
-Transcripts and certified copies of BA and MA degrees
-Certified proof of English language proficiency, minimally 7.0 IELTS/100 TOEFL.
Application deadline is December 1,2017.