In-person course

Doctoral School

Universitas Gadjah Mada Yoygakarta - Global Doctoral School

Globethics Doctoral School

12-day research-oriented programme open to PhD candidates
Duration 12 day programme
Start date Starts 24 September 2024
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
12 hours of study
62 hours of lessons
Full and part scholarships
are available

From 24 September to 5 October 2024, Globethics, in partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will organise its first Doctoral School for PhD candidates from around the world. The 12-day-long research-oriented programme will focus on the topic Ethics of Inclusive Peace and Responsible Governance.

An international scientific committee will select 20 PhD candidates in their early research phase, affiliated with higher education institutions in different countries, to participate in this peer-to-peer programme accompanied by leading academic teachers with expertise in the thematic area.

Participants’ own case studies related to the Doctoral School’s topic will form the foundation for the academic exchanges in study groups, punctuated by lectures and local exposure visits. The international and cross-cultural character of the Globethics Doctoral School provides unique opportunities for a specialised research exchange on ethics around the globally relevant theme.

See the planned programme for the Globethics Doctoral School 2024.


  • Acquire knowledge and competencies on inclusive peace and responsible governance
  • Develop methodological skills in the investigation of intersectional research topics related to peacebuilding
  • Gain knowledge on the conduct of empirical research in a conducive learning environment in Indonesia
  • Join the network of emerging experts in ethics and global affairs
Globethics Doctoral School 2024

Applications and Selection Process

Who can apply?

The GDS 2024 targets 15 international doctoral students and 5 doctoral students from Indonesia, preferably in their first or second year of doctoral studies. The programme is open to candidates of various academic disciplines, without restriction, with a completed PhD research proposal. Applicants will be invited to demonstrate their strong interest in research on ethical themes.

Read the full selection criteria here.

How to apply?

Applicants are asked to complete the application form and submit supporting documents including their CV, certificates, transcript(s) and doctoral programme admission letter; an academic recommendation letter; a motivation letter, a copy of the doctoral research proposal, a 3-minute introductory video clip on the candidate’s motivation and research interests (mobile-phone quality sufficient), and a concept note of 500 words on a contextual case study related to the GDS 2024 theme (presentation to be developed and shared during the GDS 2024).

Read full details of the required application dossier here.

Apply for the Globethics Doctoral School 2024

The online application process is open. Announcement of selected participants: end of April - beginning of May 2024. For further information please contact [email protected].


Globethics will offer the Doctoral School in English. However, in view of ensuring linguistic diversity, provisions will be made throughout the programme for participants to meet in regional and linguistic groups organised according to the following languages: French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia. Writing of final assignments in the aforementioned languages.

Fees and Scholarships

The programme fees of the Globethics Doctoral School, including teaching, accommodation with meals, cultural visits and activities, and local transportation to and from the airport and in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for the two-week duration (arrival day 23 September and departure day 6 October 2024), is USD 2,250 per candidate, excluding the international travel cost. All applicants should be able to cover the cost of their return travel from their home/departure destination to Yogyakarta (Indonesia).

We encourage applicants to secure funding for the programme fees through their academic institution. However, with the support of Globethics and its partners in the project, scholarships will be available to cover the programme fees for some candidates. Applicants are invited to notify via the application form, whether they or their institution will cover the programme fees, or whether they wish to apply for a full scholarship.

Programme and Workload

Online immersion phase

A pre-event online immersion programme will take place from 16 to 20 September 2024 on the Globethics virtual learning platform, offering participants the opportunity to engage with each other, with the academic instructors, and with the onsite programme.

The online immersion phase comprises an estimated 10 hours workload: 2 contact hours and 8 personal study hours.

Onsite programme

The Globethics Doctoral School will be offered onsite in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 24 September to 5 October 2024. The programme will include panel discussions and keynotes on the Doctoral School topic of Inclusive Peace and Responsible Governance, mentoring and methodology workshops, case study presentations and research groups, as well as community building and group excursions, and time for personal study and visits.

The onsite programme comprises an estimated 70 hours workload: 60 contact hours and 10 personal study hours.