The English version of the new doctorate rules (valid 1st of June, 2018) is coming soon!
The new rules are valid for all doctorate procedures with thesis submission after 31st of May, 2018. Doctorate Students with an admission based on the old rules may choose within the transitional period of 4 years, if they want to proceed their doctorate based on the old rules. (Application)
Not authoritative reading version based on FU-Mitteilungen 52/2007 September 4, 2007 and Nr. 04/2008 February 7, 2008 - Regulations for a doctorate from the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy of the Freie Universität Berlin
(expired on 1st of June, 2018)