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The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments and by Freie Universität Berlin.

The BGSMCS may grant up to ten scholarships per year for the three-year programme of study. The allocation of these awards is at the discretion of the selection committee. They may be extended after the first year, contingent upon positive evaluation of a first chapter of the dissertation, which is also crucial for the student’s continued participation in the programme. The scholarships amount to approximately € 1,400 per month.

Students admitted to the programme who cannot be offered a scholarship by the Graduate School will receive administrative assistance in applying for third-party funding (e.g. information about possible sources of such funding, letters of recommendation, etc.).