DRS Doctoral Programs

Dahlem Research School provides the university’s institutional framework for outstanding structured doctoral programs.
Dahlem Research School provides the university’s institutional framework for outstanding structured doctoral programs. Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher

Different types of structured doctoral degree programs are integrated in Dahlem Research School, depending on the institution and the funding source.

Dahlem Research School offers structured doctoral studies in the following subject groups:

Membership in the DRS does not occur automatically but on application. Doctoral programs may apply for membership if they develop regulations for their doctoral programs according to the DRS Standard Regulations. As a rule, these regulations must include the following:

  • Admission requirements, application and selection procedures

  • Standard components and duration of the doctoral program, language(s)

  • Organization of the program and responsibilities

  • Key competences to be acquired

  • Exemplary curriculum and requirements to be fulfilled for successful completion

  • A sample of the supervision agreement, certificate and transcript of records

Additionally, programs should provide evidence of sustainability, e.g. regarding the acquisition of funding. Accepted programs will be evaluated on a regular basis.

Once a doctoral program has been accepted, all doctoral candidates of the respective program can benefit from the services provided by the DRS. Admission of doctoral candidates, however, is carried out by the individual programs.