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Welcome | Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

The Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) is a joint endeavour of the Freie Universitšt Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, and the Social Science Research Center Berlin. It offers a rigorous and dynamic English-language PhD programme for exceptionally-talented graduate students in the field of transnational and international relations, defined as an interdisciplinary field of research encompassing political science, history, economics, law and related disciplines.


Thank you very much for your applications!

BTS is very impressed by the number and quality of applications. We would like to thank everybody who applied for our PhD programme.

First Interviews will take place in April 2016 and applicants will be informed shortly after.

The next opportunity to apply for a PhD at BTS will be from December 2016 onwards.†

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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