Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you should definitely have discussed your PhD project with a main supervisor and ideally two further supervisors. They all need to agree on supervising your work as part of the Supervisory Team (Betreuungsteam) and confirm their consent in written form as part of the Supervisory Agreement (Betreuungsvereinbarung). This document is a required part of your application.
DPBR does not charge any tuition fees currently. However, for membership in our program, you are required to enrol with the university as a PhD student of the Dahlem Research School with the Enrolment Office (Immatrikulationsbüro). This process requires a fee (currently approx. €280 per semester). In order to receive a cost allowance for participation in conferences or external educational offers within the DPBR, please send us the filled out application form.
The first step is to be accepted as PhD student at the School of Business & Economics. Applications are invited at any time. Please have a look at our admission process here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
You can apply for travel funding for participating in external methods seminars, summer schools, conferences etc. For travel grant applications, please send us the filled out application form.
I do not want to sign up for the whole program. However, I would like to still participate in a specific module. Is that possible?
I want to participate in a VHB course or other external course offers. Can I get credits for this in the DPBR?
Yes, you can gain credits for external course offers as long as they have PhD level. Members are encouraged to approach their supervisory team and jointly select courses that are relevant for their dissertation project. Credits can be awarded on the basis of the course's duration, level, examinations (if any) and recommendation of the main supervisor.
In order to have your external courses credited for the DPBR, please send us the filled out credit application form and relevant documentation of your modules as copies. We will keep a record of this information.
If you have any questions that have not been answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us.