Dahlem Research School (DRS) has been home to the structured doctoral programs offered at Freie Universität since 2006. With the funding provided under the Excellence Initiative, DRS and the structured doctoral study approach in general have experienced significant growth.
Currently 27 structured doctoral programs are a member of Dahlem Research School. The programs affiliated with Dahlem Research School guarantee high-quality instruction and supervision and offer accompanying courses.
To optimize graduate education, Dahlem Research School aims at providing systematic support in career planning, both during and following the doctoral phase. In addition, there are special workshops and events for international doctoral candidates such as those organized by the DRS Welcome Center.