1. Supervisor, topic, funding

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If the formal admission requirements of the doctoral thesis regulations (Promotionsordnung) are fulfilled, a supervisor and a topic have to be found as well as the funding has to be clarified before the start of the doctorate.

In order to register as a doctorate student it is required that the applicant needs to find a supervisor (Prof. or Priv.-Doz.) , who enables the applicant to enter his or her working group for doctorate studies.

You will find all information on the various areas of research in the division of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy is available on:

http://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/biologie/arbeitsgruppen/index.html

http://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/chemie/chemie/forschung/index.html

http://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/chemie/biochemie/research-groups/Overview/index.html

http://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/pharmazie/index.html

If your supervisor has not already been appointed, information on the various areas of research in the division of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy is available on: www.bio-chem-pha.fu-berlin.de. The chosen working group leader should be contacted directly.

If your supervisor has not already been appointed, information on the various areas of research in the division of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy is available on: www.bio-chem-pha.fu-berlin.de. The chosen Professor should be contacted directly. In case of an external supervisor, a second reviewer (also full professor or adjunct professor) from a relevant FUB area (Biology, Chemistry or Pharmacy) must be named.

According to our doctorate rules § 6 (3), a not habilitated supervisor can apply to be accepted by the doctorate board (to act as a supervisor, reviewer and examiner) if the not habilitated supervisor is an independent working group leader. After acceptance all rights and responsibilities will be regulated in a cooperation contract.


Admission documentation required:

  • Originals of the diploma or master + bachelor and transcript of records
  • CV (signed + dated)
  • Application form
  • A work plan containing the aims and methods of the doctorate degree project

Please make sure that you submit the application at the beginning of the doctorate studies to the doctorate office!

You will find selected funding opportunities for graduates at the following links: