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Application and Selection Procedure

Please send your application along with the requested documents to:

Freie Universität Berlin
Promotionsstudiengang „Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies“
PD Dr. Lutz Mez
Goßlerstr. 2-4
D-14195 Berlin

The selection of candidates will be determined by the academic qualification and motivation of the candidates, as well as by the general match of the dissertation project with the research program of the Graduate School “Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies“. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. The interview will take about 60 minutes. It contains a presentation (15 minutes) in English and a discussion in English or German language.

If the number of candidates after the selection procedure exceeds the number of places, the selection committee draws up a ranking:

a) Grades of academic qualifications and achievements,

b) Quality of the proposed dissertation,

c) Profession and experience,

d) International experience.

In case of equality of rank, the decision is made by drawing lots.

Further information can be found in the doctorate regulations.

After having been selected by the admissions committee of the Graduate School, chosen candidates must also be admitted by the dissertation committee of the respective FU department.