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Saturday, December 13, 2008

PhD Scholarships - Giessens University Germany

PhD scholarships

Giessen University's *International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture
(GCSC)*, funded by the German federal government's Excellence Initiative,
offers a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With
its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored
to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides,
the Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for
their PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter,
both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.
From 01st October 2009, the GCSC offers

*up to 9 PhD scholarships.*

PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately €1000 and are
offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year.
Scholarships commence on October 1st, 2009.

Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme
and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active
involvement in at least one GCSC graduate research group. Scholarship
holders must register as PhD students at Justus Liebig University. There are
no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of
approximately €200 per semester. Scholarship holders are expected to take up
residency in or near Giessen.

The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect
to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A.-degree (or equivalent)
in one of the GCSC's academic subjects* or in the arts/humanities, cultural
, or social sciences. Fluency in either English or German is

The main selection criteria are the candidates' academic qualification, the
academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project
for the GCSC's research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited
to a 30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for
candidates from overseas.

The closing date for applications is *1st March, 2009*. All applications
(including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC
website) have to be submitted online. Please find further information on the
two-stage application procedure on our website at

If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at On 2nd February 2009, the GCSC will host an
Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC),
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Gießen. The
Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff
and students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the
chance to obtain more information on the research areas and academic
objectives of the GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses,
colloquia, and conferences, the research support on offer, our international
networks and partner institutions, as well as on publishing and funding
opportunities available to GCSC-members.

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The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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