Graduate Admissions and the Immigration Order


A philosopher writes with the following query:

In response to their questions, I have just had to write to two people who are applying to our MA program that I can’t tell them whether they’ll be able to attend, even if they are admitted. They are from Iran. There are several others in the same boat.

Does anyone know of funded MA programs in philosophy not in the USA that are still accepting applications for the Fall? In Europe, the UK, Canada? Or who might stretch a point for applicants who are having to change their academic and life plans at the last minute because our country has disgraced itself? Thank you for any help, I will pass it on to them.

I would imagine that there may be applicants to PhD programs in the same circumstances, so if people know of funded PhD programs in philosophy that are not in the USA that are still accepting applications, please mention them as well.

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Mate
Mate
4 years ago

The deadline is today, but worth a quick look:
https://philosophy.ceu.edu/admission-ma-programsReport

Patrick
Patrick
4 years ago

Södertorn in Stockholm Sweden has a couple of funded PhD positions:

Doctoral studentships in Aesthetics within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated to the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Ref no. 199/1.6.1/2017
Doctoral studentships in Comparative Literature within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated to the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Ref no. 201/1.6.1/2017

Doctoral studentships i Philosophy within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated to the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Ref no. 198/1.6.1/2017
Potential applicants for future doctoral studentships are advised to check Södertörn University’s Vacant Positions page continuously for the official advertisement.

Deadline for applications: 20 February, 2017
http://www.sh.se/vacantpositionsReport

Lars Reuke
Lars Reuke
4 years ago

You might try this: http://artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/ It is a grad school in Cologne not just for philosophers but for all those working in the humanities.Report

Erin
Erin
4 years ago

In continental Europe, KU Leuven is a good option because it’s program is in English and basically free. There is some funding available I think, but many students support themselves by working since the tuition is so low. Also worth checking out Germany — most programs’ deadlines for the fall are in April or later and the DAAD (a major body that funds scholarships) may still be accepting applications. Unfortunately most programs in Germany will require German language skills. Report

Sara
4 years ago

Durham accepts applications on a rolling basis: https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/postgrad/Report

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
4 years ago

Here a link to funding oppoetunities for a research master course in philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) that I can only recommend.

http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/philosophy-research/scholarships-and-grants/@959893/philosophy-faculty/Report

Matthew Duncombe
Matthew Duncombe
4 years ago

The University of Nottingham is still accepting applications for its PhD programme and has a range of scholarships available for applicants from outside the U.K.

I wish your students the best of luck and courage in making alternative arrangement.

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/courses/philosophy/philosophy-phd.aspxReport

Alex
4 years ago

We have an English language MA programme at Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu Estonia:

http://www.flfi.ut.ee/en/department-philosophy/masters-programme-philosophy-university-tartu

Fee wavers and stipends are available. Deadline is in March. Our programme is quite young (it’s in its third year), but I think more than half of those in our first year (i.e. those who started three year ago and finished this Summer) are now doing PhDs (I don’t remember all of them, but I do remember one is taking up a place at the University of Melbourne and another is taking up a place at the University of Stirling, for instance).Report

Alex Grzankowski
Alex Grzankowski
4 years ago

Birkbeck College, University of London is still accepting applications. Funding details and opportunities can be found here:

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/prospective-students/funding-opportunitiesReport

David
4 years ago

Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) has a fully funded MA program; the application deadline for the Fall 2017 entering class is May 22. The language of instruction is English. More details here:
http://www.phil.bilkent.edu.tr/index.php/application-information/Report

Martin Pickavé
Martin Pickavé
4 years ago

Some Canadian universities have funded MA programs. Although most of the deadlines have passed now, I suggest to affected students to get in touch directly with the relevant Directors of Graduate Studies. Many Canadian universities have pledged to support scholars affected by the ban and may consider late applications on a case-by-case basis.Report

Endre Begby
Endre Begby
4 years ago

The MA program at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) will consider applications from students affected by these developments until Monday February 6. We offer financial support, and have an excellent placement record.

More information here: https://www.sfu.ca/philosophy/gradprogram/prospective/program.htmlReport

Radu Neculau
4 years ago

University of Windsor, Canada:
The department of philosophy at the University of Windsor is happy to consider all students interested in the MA program and may be able to provide financial assistance if these students apply by April 1st.

Interested students should contact the Graduate Coordinator at [email protected].Report

Pascale W
Pascale W
4 years ago

Applications for German universities are open until summer. Depending on what they are interested in, I would recommend Munich for philosophy of science, Berlin, Bochum for philosophy and economics or empirically informed philosophy (they also have a masters programme in Cognitive Science), or Heidelberg.Report

Dan Weijers
4 years ago

New Zealand Universities are still accepting applications for the next couple of months. The relevant details for the University of Waikato can be found here:
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/apply/higher-research-degrees-application-process
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/s/university-of-waikato-masters-research-scholarship
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/s/university-of-waikato-doctoral-scholarship
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/about/social-sciences/philosophy/staff-contacts
The scholarships are not specific to philosophy and tend to be awarded mainly on demonstrated merit (GPA).Report

Alex Wiegmann
Alex Wiegmann
4 years ago

There are 12 fully funded PhD positions available in Bochum and Osnabrueck (both in Germany). https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/Situated%20Cognition/index.html

Applications are possible until the 12 positions are filled. Earliest start June 2017.Report

Christina
Christina
4 years ago

York University in Ontario, Canada, accepts both M.A. and PhD. applications for philosophy until Feb 8th.
See the website for information. They’re a good school. I’ve applied there myself for my PhD.

https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/philosophyReport

Tired
Tired
4 years ago

The deadline for philosophy masters in Germany is in April, sometimes even in July, and they’re all free of tuition. Many universities now offer English philosophy programs.Report

Bill Wringe
Bill Wringe
4 years ago

Bilkent University in Ankara has an MA program in philosophy with scholarships to cover living expenses and on campus accommodation. The program is taught entirely in English and there is an exchange program with ANU. The instructors are a fairly international bunch, but most have their PhDs from institutions in the US, UK and Canada. The application deadlines is in May.

http://www.phil.bilkent.edu.tr/index.php/masters-program/Report

Alessandro Salice
Alessandro Salice
4 years ago

The Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, is still accepting applications for its MA and PhD programme.

Details can be found here:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/philosophy/postgrad/
https://www.ucc.ie/en/cke53/
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