The Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) is offering three 1-year starter scholarships for International Students at the University of Basel in Switzerland, 2017

Brief Description: The purpose of the scholarships is to support you during the starting phase of your doctorate. Within the first six months of your scholarship, you must develop a grant application for your doctoral project and submit it to the Swiss National Science Foundation, or another funding institution.

Eligibility: The scholarships are intended for graduates who hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in History, and who are interested in carrying out research within the fields of study represented at the Basel Graduate School of History. A high level of motivation is expected, with the ability to carry out a research project independently over the course of several years as an active member of the BGSH, and to contribute to academic debates both within and outside the Department of History.

Study Program: Scholarships are available for pursuing a doctoral programme.

Study Major: Scholarships are awarded to carry out research within the fields of study represented at the Basel Graduate School of History.

Scholarship Award: The Basel Graduate School of History offers a structured graduate studies programme in history within an intellectually inspiring environment. Doctoral students at the BGSH benefit from a rich scholarly exchange, joint workshops and research seminars, and a vast international and interdisciplinary network. Moreover, the BGSH offers further instruments to pursue your doctoral project and supports the realization of own scholarly events. The 1-year scholarship amounts to CHF 30,000 and is paid in two tranches (with intermediate evaluation).

National/International Students: Swiss and international students can apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply: The application is to be submitted electronically. In addition, please email the following documents to the coordinator at the Basel Graduate School of History, Dr. Roberto Sala (

  • Covering letter
  • CV (including a list of publications, where applicable)
  • Outline of the dissertation project (max. 3 pages)
  • Degree certificate
  • One or two text samples (incl. master thesis or equivalent)

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 6, 2016.

For more details visit the official site