Getting Started at the FHI

Some things to do to get a head start as a PhD student

Congratulations! You recently started your journy towards a PhD at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin. You will perform world-class research in one of the most respected and also beautiful research institutes in Berlin.

Arriving at a completely new place can be daunting and difficult. It is our task to make the transition and your life as PhD student as pleasant as possible. 

Enrole at a Berlin University

If you want to get a german PhD-degree you need a professor from a german university.  We collected some guidelines to enrole at one of the three berlin universities (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin)

  • Ask your supervisor or department director if he/she knows a professor, who is more or less familiar with your topic
  • Write your recommended professor if he/she want to suporrt you
  • Enrole at the univerty of your new professor: FU Berlin, HU Berlin or TU Berlin

You have also a lot of benifits as a student:

  • student card serves as a ticket for public transport in and around Berlin
  • reduced entrances to sport centers, cinema...
  • cheap mensa food
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