March 18, 2011

International Doctoral Research Position in Criminal Law and Criminology at Freiburg University

PhD Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Criminal Law and Criminology
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law offers PhD Scholarship for National and International Applicants.

The doctoral student will carry out his or her studies mainly in Freiburg under the supervision of Professor Roland Hefendehl at the Institute for Criminology and Corporate Criminal Law at Freiburg University.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for this scholarship position.

  • Completion of a law degree at a German university or completion at an equivalent university abroad. First or Second German State Law Exam with a minimum overall grade of “vollbefriedigend” (according to the examination regulations “JAPrO” of the State of Baden-W├╝rttemberg), or an equivalent degree with an equivalent grade (“with distinction”) from abroad.
  • Alternatively, completion of a regular university studies in social sciences with an overall duration of at least 4 years at a German or equivalent university from abroad. Master degree in sociology as major subject, or equivalent degree from Germany or abroad.
  • Submission of a substantive proposal for a dissertation topic linked to the research agenda of the IMPRS-REMEP.
  • Solid proficiency in the English language. In addition, students should have at least some basic knowledge of the German language and demonstrate willingness to improve it.
The IMPRS-REMEP seeks to reach a composition of at least 50 percent foreign doctoral students. Thus, foreign candidates with a foreign degree are explicitly encouraged to apply

Working language of the training program and the dissertation is generally English. According to local university regulations, German language skills are required for the final oral exam in sociology and also partly in law.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law; AND
Institute for Criminology and Corporate Criminal Law at Freiburg University; AND
IMPRS-REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main

Fields of study
The scientific supervision of the doctoral students will be carried out by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Freiburg.

Cross-disciplinary dissertation projects may be co-supervised by a member of the academic staff from a partner institute. Also, foreign doctoral students may choose to earn their doctorate from their home institution abroad.

Number of awards
Not specified

Scholarship benefits
He or she (i.e. doctoral student) will participate in the training program offered by the IMPRS-REMEP and can make use of the facilities and infrastructure of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.

The interdisciplinary curriculum further requires participation in several joint seminars to be conducted together with the doctoral students who are affiliated with the IMPRS-REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main. During these seminars, all students shall achieve cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to develop a common understanding of the overall research agenda and to be able to mutually understand and discuss their doctoral theses from the perspectives of all relevant disciplines.

Method of Application
It is important to visit the official webpage (link to it is below) for complete information and also to download important application forms for this doctoral application.

The scholarship application deadline is 15-04-2011

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The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law is a non-university research institute located in Freiburg, Germany. The institute is part of the Max Planck Society and is conducting basic research into criminal law and criminology.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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