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Application Documents Required for Scholarship Scheme 1 (Full PhD Studies at Freie Universität Berlin)

The following documents should be submitted via e-mail to (Ms. Juna KUEHN).

  1. Application Form for Admission to Doctoral Studies for CSC Candidates (download here: Word or PDF file). 
  2. Curriculum vitae (C.V.)
  3. Motivation letter 
  4. Convincing statement (2-3 pages) about the research topic offered by the professor and related to your own academic background, focusing on the respective PhD offer, including a time schedule for the research stay in Berlin
  5. Two letters of recommendation by university professors with the letter head, seal of the institute and the signature of the professor:

    For full PhD studies: one of the two letters has to be issued by the supervisor of the Master’s thesis in China

  6. University degrees, each with: degree certificate (学位证), graduation certificate (毕业证), academic record (成绩单). Note: Authorized (由学校出具) English translations of Chinese documents are sufficient for this application. Notarization (公证) of the translations will only be required at a later stage.Candidates for full PhD studies: If the Master studies have not been finished by the time of application to Freie Universität Berlin, a statement certifying when the Master Diploma will be obtained is sufficient. Please note: Send us the abstract of your Master thesis in English. 
  7. Language certificates for English OR German (depending on the requirement of the open position you want to apply for).

    English Certificate

    IELTS certificate with an overall rating of 6.5 (no module below 5,5) or a TOEFL iBT certificate with a total score of at least 95 points (no test section below 20 points)

    German Certificate

    TestDaF certificate with a total score of at least 16 points – no subtest below 4 – OR "DSH-2" certificate

Please hand in only PDF files. Make sure that all documents together should not exceed the size of 5 MB. 

Your application documents have to be submitted by e-mail only (PDF files) to: (Ms. Juna KUEHN).