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Application Documents Required for Scholarship Scheme 2 (1-2 years PhD research stay)

Please be aware: The PhD degree will be conferred by the Chinese home university!

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) Candidates should specify in their application that they apply under the FUB – CSC Program and cooperation agreement.
  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 Sandwich candidates: one of them has to be issued by the PhD supervisor 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.
    Sandwich candidates: an admission certificate to PhD-studies in China
  7. Language certificates for English OR German (depending on the requirement of the open position you want to apply for).

    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)
    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 the 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)