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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences


Depending on the research area you are charged with bench fees or not.

Bench fees

At the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, contract and external PhD candidates are charged bench fees. For detailed information, please check the Institute's website.
Also, PhD candidates holding a LPDP scholarship have to pay bench fees.

The Institute of Education and Child Studies charges a benchfee for contract, external and scholarship PhD candidates. In some cases this bench fee can be waived. For more information, please contact the Institute.

No bench fees

The Institutes Political Science, Psychology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies Centre do not normally charge bench fees.


In case of questions, please contact the Graduate School. 

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