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Pre-arrival Support

The Dahlem Research School (DRS), as an umbrella organisation of all Freie Universität Berlin graduate schools, provides information and support to doctoral candidates in all non-academic matters. Services are especially targeted at young researchers coming from abroad. In this regard, one of the core activities of the DRS Welcome Center is the organisation of the Orientation Weeks, a three-week programme consisting of intensive German language training, introduction workshops, as well as joint leisure activities. Furthermore, personal mentors accompany students when opening a bank account or finding suitable insurance, etc. For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding your preparation for the BTS, please do not hesitate to contact the BTS Coordination Office.

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