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Dahlem Research School

Dahlem Research School (DRS) is the central contact point for current and prospective doctoral researchers. DRS offers individual advice, an extensive qualification program and information on all general aspects of doctoral research. Special consideration is given to the needs of international researchers.

Una Europa Early Career Host Program

Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service Freie Universität Berlin offers support for doctoral researchers who wish to gain experience in hosting scientific workshops, developed and organized with participants of other universities within the Una Europa network.


In cooperation with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), Freie Universität Berlin offers qualified chinese young academics the opportunity for a PhD or postdoctoral scholarship.

Mobility for Doctoral Researchers: Direct Exchange

Within the so-called "Direct Exchange" doctoral researchers can apply for research stays at prestigious partner universities of Freie Universität Berlin and gain new intercultural experiences.

Mobility: Erasmus+ Europe and Worldwide

As part of Erasmus+ enrolled doctoral researchers at Freie Universität Berlin can apply for student mobility, teaching stays and internships in Europa and beyond. Doctoral researchers with an employment contract can also participate in training stays.

PROMOS Academic Courses and Language Classes

Doctoral researchers at Freie Universität Berlin can participate in the mobility program for students at German universities (PROMOS) and apply for funding to participate in individually organized academic courses (summer & winter schools) and language classes. Please note that conference travel can not be funded!