General Information


The BDPEMS is a joint doctoral program of the Humboldt-University (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, HU), the Free University (Freie Universität Berlin, FU), the Technical University (Technische Universität Berlin, TU), the University of Potsdam (Universität Potsdam, UP), the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, WZB), and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). It aims at outstanding students holding a bachelor's degree or higher. The doctoral degree is awarded by the university of the student's supervisor according to the rules of that specific university.

From 2019 on, BDPEMS will intensively cooperate with the Graduate Center at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) within the new Berlin School of Economics (BSE). The BSE PhD program unites the successful BDPEMS & DIW Graduate Center programs and incorporates the best of both in a single career development program. Futhermore, the Berlin Economics Research Associates (BERA), a Berlin-wide Postdoctoral program, will join the BSE.

More information on the Berlin School of Economics PhD program