Graduate School of Global Politics

Research Focus

The German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics offers a three-year PhD program focusing on dissertation topics in Global Politics (IR) and related Area Studies with a special emphasis on European-Chinese relations. The program is a cooperative endeavour between Freie Universität Berlin and Chinese partner universities. Doctoral work at the GSGP consists of individual research in Germany and China, joint supervision by a team of professors from Freie Universität Berlin and a Chinese partner university, coursework on International Relations theories and methods in Social Sciences as well as elective courses.


Global Politics (International Relations), related Area Studies

Program Type and Funding

PhD program

Partner Institutions

Freie Universität Berlin; Fudan University, Shanghai; Renmin University, Beijing; Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; Jinan University, Guangzhou


8-10 doctoral candidates per year

Start of Program

October 1

Application Deadline

February 1