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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 email to: (Ms. Britta GAEDECKE).

  • Application Form for Admission to Doctoral Studies for CSC Candidates (download here: Word document or PDF file). Candidates should specify in their application that they apply under the FU-CSC Program and cooperation agreement
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors with the letter head, seal of the institute and the signature of the professor. One of the two letters has to be issued by the supervisor of the Master's thesis in China.
  • Research Proposal (optional)
  • 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.
    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.
  • Language certificates for English OR German (depending on the requirement of the position you would like to apply for).
    English Certificate
    • IELTS certificate with an overall rating of 6.5 (no module below 5,5) or
    • 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 submit only pdf files. Make sure that all documents do not exceed 5 MB. 

Your application documents have to be submitted by e-mail only (pdf-files) to: (Ms. Britta GAEDECKE)