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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.


Call for Applications 2016

From December 1, 2016 on BTS invites applications for its full-time PhD programme. The final deadline for complete applications is January 31, 2017.

All applicants will be considered for the new intake, starting their studies in September 2017. As in the previous years, BTS is eager to receive the applications of exceptionally talented students for its new cohort. We encourage all interested persons to begin preparing their applications now. For more information click here.

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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