After you have been accepted by the department as a doctoral candidate, you must enroll as a doctoral student at Freie Universität. The deadline for enrollment is 4 weeks after being accepted by the department. This is the form for enrollment.
As a doctoral student, you have to pay the compulsory administration fee. This fee covers the cost of student services and public transportation in Berlin. After enrollment, you will receive a student ID card which counts as a ticket (Semester-Ticket) on the public transportation system in the Berlin area (Zones A, B & C). Along with free transportation, enrollment brings certain advantages like reduced admission and prices at banks, cafeterias, and cinemas, for example.
Enrollment is valid for one term only. Each term you will have to re-register and pay the administration fee by a bank transfer order.
As a rule, the enrollment application must be submitted by regular mail.
The administration fee has to be transfered. Details can be found in the enrollment form.
Doctoral students who are completing all the requirements for their doctorate abroad should please state this in writing and attach this letter to the documents sent by post.
If you previously studied at a German university, include previous enrollment certificate with a listing of major courses and semesters attended (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) and a leaving certificate from previous university (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung).
DRS candidates please note when filling out the form, also enroll for your doctoral program. IMPORTANT: Each DRS Doctoral Program is listed by a special code number, so make sure you get enrolled in your DRS Program.
Enrollment is carried out by the Student Records and Registration Office of Freie Universität Berlin.
Directions: Subway line U3 Station Dahlem-Dorf. Exit the station on Königin-Luise Str. The office is located in the red building across the street to the right from the station exit.
Address: Iltisstr. 1, 14195 Berlin
Subway line U3 Station Dahlem-Dorf
Phone: +49 30 / 838-700 00 (Information Service)
Mon. and Tue. 09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thu. 02:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.