If you are interested in doing a PhD at Freie Universität Berlin, in principle you may choose between two options: the so-called “Individualpromotion” (individual doctorate) and the structured PhD within a doctoral degree program.
The individual doctorate still represents the most common pathway to the PhD in Germany. Characterized by a strong background in research and a broad range of subject fields, Freie Universität Berlin provides the best opportunities for pursuing a doctorate.
Doctoral degree programs differ from individual doctorate in both the formal frame of the PhD studies, and the social as well as the integration of the PhD candidates into the scientific community.
A wide range of outstanding doctoral degree programs are coordinated by the Dahlem Research School, the Center for Junior Researchers.