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Apply to the PhD Program from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Deadline January 4, 2024

Published October 31, 2023

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU)

New York City, new York

PhD Program

Application Deadline: January 4, 2024

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Encompassing the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period, ISAW is focused on creating a new generation of scholars whose work crosses over the disciplinary boundaries of traditional departments. In this way, knowledge of the cultures, art, languages, religions, economic systems, and interactions of the ancient world can be deepened and expanded. Students have the opportunity to take research seminars, colloquia, lectures, and directed readings with the outstanding faculty within ISAW and NYU and at other universities and institutions in the metropolitan area.

Students interested in incorporating scientific methodological work into their studies will benefit from a collaboration between ISAW and the Department of Scientific Research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including an introductory course on material studies and opportunities for student practical and research in the Met’s world-class laboratories.

Matriculated students in good standing at ISAW receive five years of fellowship support as they progress successfully through the program and can apply for a sixth year of support. ISAW graduate fellowships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and health insurance premiums and provide an annual stipend, which is currently $42,896 for the 2020-21 academic year. Students are also eligible to apply for departmental funding for conferences, research, and fieldwork.



Application Requirements:

  • Program- Specific Requirements
  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores (if required)
  • Applicant Statements
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendations


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