About BTS
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By car | From the train station | From the airports | Public transport and map

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Freie Universität Berlin
Ihnestr. 26
14195 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 838 57052
Tel: +49 (0)30 25491 341 (Katinka von Kovatsits, WZB)

Should you have any questions regarding the Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies and our PhD programme, please contact the Coordination Office.

Skype ID: Transnational_Studies_Berlin

We would like to announce that the BTS Coordination Office is closed during the Christmas holidays from December 19, 2016 to January 2, 2017. We ask for your understanding that enquiries cannot be processed during this time.
Travelling to the BTS campus at the FU

By car

Use the exit Unter den Eichen of the city motor way A 103/B1. Drive two kilometres and then turn right onto Habelschwerdter Allee, then turn left onto Landenbergstraße. Drive 500 metres and turn left at Corrensplatz, then turn right onto Garystraße. Drive 600 metres and turn right onto Ihnestraße. Plenty of free parking spaces are available in the surrounding area..

The Dahlem Campus

BTS is located within the Otto-Suhr-Intitute on the Dahlem Campus of the Freie Universität Berlin. Various institutes and departments are spread across the campus. The Department of Political and Social Science, including the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Sciences, the Department of Business and Economics, the Department of Law, and the main library are all situated on the Dahlem Campus.


From the train station

From Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Train Station)
Take the train S9 (direction Spandau) from platform 16 on the upper level to Zoologischer Garten. From Zoologischer Garten take the subway line U9 (direction Rathaus Steglitz) to Spichernstraße and change to subway line U3 (direction Krumme Lanke) and get off at Thielplatz. From here it is just a two-minute walk to the BTS building (Ihnestraß 26); travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

From the airports

From Tegel Airport
Take bus 109 to the stop Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, change there to the subway line U7 (direction Rudow) and go eight stops to Fehrbelliner Platz. At Fehrbellinger Platz change to the subway line U3 (direction Krumme Lanke) and go six stops to Thielplatz; travel time is approximately 40 minutes.

From Schönefeld Airport
Take the train S9 (direction Spandau) to Treptower Park. At Treptower Park change to the circle line (Ringbahn) S41 and travel west to Heidelberger Platz. At Heidelberger Platz change to the subway line U3 (direction Krumme Lanke) and go five stops to Thielplatz; travel time is about one hour.

Public transport and map

Public transport and map
You can find more information on the Berlin public transport system at www.bvg.de. We have also provided a map of the FU Berlin campus surrounding BTS (please click on the small map image above to expand).
The BTS is financially supported by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German Academic Exchange Service
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
Einstein Stiftung Berlin, Einstein Foundation Berlin
DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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