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Free-Position CfA: PhD in East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin, 2022

at GEAS Freie Universität Berlin in Europe

GEAS at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its international and interdisciplinary PhD program East Asian Studies again (GEAS) for start in October 2022. Up to 9 candidates can be accepted. GEAS offers a social science-based, structured 3(-4)-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.

All dissertation research at GEAS will be conducted in the context of the three interconnected research lenses of its academic profile: 1. the origin and change of institutions in East Asia, 2. 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., 3. the interdependencies of institutions in East Asia within and beyond its regional boundaries.

Successful applicants will 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.

GEAS only offers a limited number of fellowships for international candidates. Candidates 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. The coordination office will support the applications and provide assistance if necessary.

The next application deadline for PhD start in October 2022 will be 12 November 2021. Please apply online via the Dahlem Research School Application Webpage: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/user/register?field_i_want_to_apply_for=715 .

For questions on admission and the online portal, please also consult the Admission FAQ on our homepage or contact us at application@geas.fu-berlin.de

Graduate School of East Asian Studies
Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18 (Altbau)
14195 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 838-51596


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