Ph.D. On Campus

North American Studies

Freie Universität Berlin

36 months
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The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) at Freie Universität Berlin provides research training of the highest international standards while at the same time promoting independent research. 


Key Features

The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) at Freie Universität Berlin offers individualized supervision and provide research opportunities in American/Canadian research institutes, archives and libraries.

Programme Structure

  • Based on an innovative research program, the interdisciplinary curriculum of the Graduate School has been designed to respond to the growing need to move beyond traditional disciplines while remaining anchored within a discipline.
  •  The doctoral study program covers a period of three years.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • A Statement of Purpose of approx. 2 pages (in English)
  • Copies of Earned Degrees/Diplomas/Graduation Certificates (High School, BA, MA, etc.)
  •  Outline of the Dissertation Project of 8-10 pages (in English)
  • A work plan/timeline (in English)
  • A Writing Sample based on a chapter of the M.A. thesis or an already published journal article (in English or German)
  • Two Recent Letters of Reference 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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