Department of German Postgraduate Scholarship

The Department of German, University College Cork invites applications to the Department of German Postgraduate Scholarship (deadline 21 June 2021). The Scholarship is for PhD research on a topic in any area in the broad field of German Studies (Literature, History, Culture, Society). Research expertise in the department is outlined here. To be considered, applicants must have a minimum of a BA (or equivalent) in German Studies or a related discipline, and have achieved at least an Upper Second-Class Honours (i.e. 2H1 or equivalent). Applicants should be able to provide evidence of a high level of written and spoken German. 


Our doctoral students are supported in their graduate education, research training and career development by the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (see


The successful applicant shall be supervised by academic staff of the Department of German, and shall commence the doctoral degree in September/October 2021. Co-supervision across disciplines is also possible and welcome.


Applicants should send the following materials by Monday, 21 June 2021:


  • Cover letter
  • Short CV
  • 700-word project proposal
  • Writing sample in English or German (no longer than 3,500 words)
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • 1 academic reference (to be sent directly by the referee)


via email to:


Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed either in person or via video conferencing.

Department of German


First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC