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How to apply

We are now accepting applications for study beginning in October, 2020. The closing date for guaranteed full consideration is Feb. 15, 2020. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you may not be able to meet the deadline.

In order to apply, you should send the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing your academic background and interests. Applicants should also indicate whether they have applied for, or secured, external funding.
  • A brief CV.
  • An expose of the proposed dissertation project, including an initial bibliography (ca. 4-6 pages).
  • A writing sample of at least 3,000 words. The writing sample need not be on the topic of the proposed dissertation.
  • Copies (unofficial) of academic transcripts from university study.

In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation addressing, in detail, your qualifications for doctoral research, should be sent directly from the referees or from a letter service. 

All materials should be sent by email to or by post to:

      Munich School of Ancient Philosophy
      LMU Fakultät für Philosophie - Lehrstuhl III
      Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
      80539 München

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