Admission

Stop and Go: The daily traffic jam on one of Shanghai’s main roads. (Photo: GSGP)
Stop and Go: The daily traffic jam on one of Shanghai’s main roads. (Photo: GSGP)

Did you know you could be admitted to the Graduate School of Global Politics in three different ways? You may choose to study with us on our new Joint Degree program, which means you will be awarded your PhD by both Freie Universität Berlin and a Chinese partner university. You also have the option to have your degree solely awarded by FU Berlin, or you may come as a ‘sandwich student’ – someone on exchange from one of our partner universities.

Whichever study option suits you best, only 8-10 candidates are selected each year, so admission is highly competitive. You will need to meet these requirements in order to be eligible to study with us:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in a field of study relevant for the GSGP PhD program
  • You demonstrate excellent academic potential and graduated at the top of your class
  • You are fluent in English (at least the level C1 of the Common European Language Framework or equivalent)

The full selection process includes the above criteria from the GSGP, as well as the doctoral program regulations from whichever university you undertake your studies with (Freie Universität or one of our partner universities). Find out more about the admission requirements of the FU Berlin and the FU Berlin and China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Program 2015.

Please note: The admission of new students has been suspended for the time being.

>>Have a look at our admission requirements