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Graduate Schools and Research Training Groups - Interdisciplinary Research within a Structured PhD Program

Freie Universität Berlin offers a number of highly demanding doctoral programs to young researchers from all over the world.

Graduate schools and Research Training Groups offer structured programs for obtaining a PhD and are led by groups of professors. They are primarily of interest for interdisciplinary research themes.

Graduate students in these programs are expected to complete their PhD within three years.

Doctoral programs are mostly taught in English, some only in German.

The programs have their own application deadlines which can be found on their respective homepage. For some programs, short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. 

If you would like to get admission to one of these programs, contact the coordinator of the respective program in Berlin directly. You could either apply for a scholarship provided by the respective program or try to enter the program as a CSC scholarship holder.