Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) signed agreements (2008 and 2013) for promoting high quality research opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from outstanding Chinese universities. With more than 300 CSC scholarship holders, Freie Universität Berlin is one the most important host universitie in Germany and is a major partner university of the CSC. The program includes all fields of studies (except engineering programs) at Freie Universität Berlin.
The Beijing Office of Freie Universität Berlin, founded in 2007, acts as a bridge connecting professors of Freie Universität Berlin and Chinese CSC applicants in the framework of the FUB – CSC Program:
Professors of FUB who are interested in supervising Chinese PhD students or postdoctoral researchers, offer certain PhD and postdoc positions. Chinese candidates can than apply to the FUB Beijing Office for one of these open positions.
Each year in September, Freie Universität Berlin offers an extensive number of open PhD and postdoc positions in a variety of research areas for CSC candidates who want to conduct their research in Berlin with a CSC scholarship. Around 50 positions with descriptions of PhD and postdoc projects are listed in the FUB – CSC Program for PhD and postdoc research at FUB commencing in September 2018.
At first, we kindly ask you to read all the information before you contact us. It's also very important to check the information about the CSC scholarship with the coordinator at your university and on the website of the CSC (www.csc.edu.cn) before you apply to one of the offered PhD positions.
Apart from having the chance to perform doctoral studies and postdoctoral research at a top German research university, CSC scholarship holders receive a number of additional benefits offered by Freie Universität Berlin for FUB – CSC Program scholarship holders:
Support with the visa application process
Support with arranging accommodation in Berlin
Support with registration as a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin
Pre-Departure-Seminar weekend seminar in Beijing in June 2018, including Q+A sessions with alumni of Freie Universität Berlin and CSC representatives
Orientation units at Freie Universität Berlin in October 2018
Support with registration and six-week German crash course offered in September 2018 at FUB
Access to free German and English language courses throughout the entire research stay at FUB
Here you can find the reports about the Pre-Departure Seminars, intercultural training organized for the CSC scholarship holders: