Information for Applicants

Dahlem Research School (DRS) Biomedical Sciences


For an application to the Dahlem Research School Biomedical Sciences it is substantially to find a supervisor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine or the Faculty for Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy of the Freie Universität Berlin. Please see: or . The Dahlem Research School Biomedical Sciences cannot assist to find one.  

Please send your application:

The Representative of the DRS Biomedical Sciences
Prof. Dr. G. von Samson-Himmelstjerna

c/o Christine Gaede
Coordination and Secretary 
Dahlem Research School Biomedical Sciences,
Department of Veterinary
Medicine, Freie Univertität Berlin,
Oertzenweg 19b, Haus 6, 14163 Berlin

Tel.: contact only via mail

E-Mail: drs-biomed(a)

Office hours: upon consultation

For an application the following letters/certificates will be needed:
-          an application letter
-          a curriculum vitae
-          copies and translations (in English) of 1) high school diploma, 2) university certificates, 3) exam (as
           veterinarian) or the BSc- and the MSc-Degree

-          the permission to do a graduation in Berlin by the graduation board of our Department of Veterinary Medicine or
           the Department for Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy

(Graduation Office - veterinary faculty - Information:

(Graduation Office - faculty biology, chemistry and pharmacy - Information:

-          a TOEFEL-test or IELTS-Test  (English, level B2 minimum)
-          a letter to explain the motivation to do a PhD
-          one side to explain the planned scientific project

From your supervisor:

-          a letter from the supervisor that he/she will guarantee a working place for the student in his/her institute*

-          a letter from the supervisor that this project and stay will be financed* (or a copy of a scholarship certificate)

-          a letter of recommendation from the supervisor*            
(* all three letters may put in one longer one).

You have to learn German in Berlin, or send in a certificate of German skills, level B2 with your application.