The BTS study regulations outline the admission requirements, application, and selection procedure of the school. They also provide information on the contents, aims, structure, and performance requirements of the PhD programme of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies. For more information see below.
The BTS is a graduate school with several member institutions and does not have the authority to independently issue doctoral degrees. The BTS awards doctoral degrees from the Hertie School of Governance and Freie Universität Berlin.
If your first supervisor is from Freie Universität or another BTS cooperation partner (such as the WZB Berlin Social Science Center), you will be awarded a degree from Freie Universität Berlin. For more information on the Freie Universität’s doctorate regulations see below.
If your first supervisor is a faculty member at the Hertie School of Governance, you will receive your degree from the Hertie School according to the Hertie School’s doctorate regulations. For more information see below.