After being admitted to your doctoral program you need to get accepted as a doctoral candidate by your Faculty at Freie Universität Berlin. We suggest you start the acceptance procedure (Zulassung) well in advance before coming to Berlin, as it can often take several weeks.
Please contact the admistration office of your doctoral program for more information and assistance. Depending on the Faculty, you submit your application either to the Registrar’s Office (Prüfungsbüro) or to the Graduation Office (Promotionsbüro) of the respective Faculty. All proofs have to be submitted together with the application. The doctoral admission's committee of the Faculty then decides on the acceptance of each new doctoral candidate. After being accepted to the Faculty, you obtain official status as a doctoral candidate. Only then are you entitled to do your doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin.
Please note: Only after being accepted to the Faculty can you register as a doctoral candidate and enroll as a student.
The Faculty responsible is always the one which your principal supervisor belongs to.
In your application, you have to include the following information:
The minimum prerequisites set by all Faculties are these:
At the end of your doctoral research project you write your doctoral thesis. The doctorate regulations state in which language you are allowed to write your thesis. You should check early with your supervisor or the graduation office for the respective regulations. The thesis and an abstract of the thesis have to be submitted to the graduation office of your respective Faculty. With this submission you formally start your examination procedure.