Find some instructions below to make sure your application will be a success:

  • First, please register in the online portal of Dahlem Research School. After successful registration, a small flag appears on the left upper side. By clicking on it you open your application for FSGS. You may call this application up again anytime. All of the entries made are saved automatically.

  • Please begin by filling in the section regarding your personal information. It is part of the applicant file and not identical with the registration. Only if this page is filled in completely, the subsequent pages may be edited. 

  • Your assessors will get instructions for the expertise's upload by email as soon as you have filled in and saved the relevant page. If assessors should have issues with this procedure, the signed expertises may be sent to us by mail or as pdf.

  • Please choose the supervisor from the list of professors of FSGS as this is a formal requirement for matriculation in the doctorate program. You do not need to get in touch with the professors in advance in order to make sure that they would be willing to supervise your work; it might be helpful, though.

  • The supervision teams of the structured doctorate program may consist of up to three members. Apart from the first supervisor, you may get professors who are authorized examiners from outside FSGS into the team as well. However, these should work at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg to guarantee a joint supervision (participation in docorate colloquia of the candidate, annual team meetings).

  • Please do not send your full master’s thesis as a work sample. An excerpt of your thesis or another publication will suffice.

  • If your university degree(s) was/were obtained at a university/universities outside Germany, please enclose a brief explanation of the grading system. In addition, we will check via ANABIN if your university is accredited in Germany.

  • If you do not have all the documents to certify your MA degree (PhD for PostDoc applicants) at the time of the deadline yet, you are allowed to hand those in later until July 1st. In this case, please send all other relevant documents (transcripts of records, statements of professors, etc.) you can provide at this point.

  • Language certificates may also be provided later until July 1st; please refer to the outstanding certificates in your application. However, sufficient basic knowledge needs to be existent.