German at Leeds welcomes applications for PhD scholarships for September 2018

German at Leeds welcomes applications for PhD scholarships for September 2018

Up to 50 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships are available through the White Rose College or Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH)

German is part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS) – the largest school of its kind in the UK.

If you are interested in one of these highly competitive scholarships, you should contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible for advice. German at Leeds has been extremely successful in this WRoCAH competition.

In order to help candidates with their applications, our internal deadline for WRoCAH applications is 08 January 2018.

A number of University Research Scholarships are available each year through the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

We would like to draw particular attention to the two cross-disciplinary Research Scholarships available from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. A number of our current postgraduates work across German Studies and the School of English or the School of History. We very much welcome applications for supervision across schools.

Enquiries about supervision and scholarships may be made to Dr Ingo Cornils (

Information about scholarships in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies 

German at Leeds offers supervision in a range of areas, with a particular focus on German-language literature, film, history, culture, society, and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Our particular strengths include gender, queer studies, theatre, border studies, transnationalism, comparative memory, Holocaust Studies, the First World War and its aftermath, crime fiction, Science Fiction and utopian fiction and film, contemporary film, contemporary fiction, world literatures and world cinemas, and literary networks and cultural industries. In particular, we welcome applications with an interdisciplinary focus, reflecting the research currently being done in the department.

Please register your interest with the postgraduate research support team at by 01 December in order to give us time to advise you on your application.  Please note that in order to apply for these scholarships, you will also need to apply for a place on a Research Degree programme at Leeds.

More information about the scholarships on offer and how to apply can be found on the School’s postgraduate research pages

The subject area websites will offer more detailed information about our research interests and potential supervisors.

Please direct general enquiries to the PGR support team at and they will make sure you are put in touch with the best person to help you.

If you can, please come along to our Faculty Postgraduate Open Day on 06 December 2017