For many years a graduate direct exchange agreement has existed between Stanford University and the Free University Berlin. Prospective applicants should also be aware that this exchange is one of numerous awards for study in Germany at the graduate level. Additional programs, administered by the ORC, include DAAD, Fulbright, and German Chancellor's Award.
The Free University Berlin Graduate Exchange Award is designed to support Stanford graduate students who must study or conduct research in Berlin, as part of their dissertation or graduate work. Current Stanford graduate students returning to Stanford after their year in Germany are preferred, however, some exceptions may be considered. Participants are expected to be based at the Free University Berlin, but may also do independent archival research or affiliate with other research institutes. One award will be offered (per year) for study at the Free University Berlin.
The award consists of:
NOTE: This award is not a full scholarship. Applicants should arrange some supplementary funding.
Applicants for the Free University Berlin-Stanford University Graduate Exchange should be Stanford PhD candidates in good standing. Graduate students may also apply but preference is given to doctoral candidates. Citizens of Germany are not eligible to participate in this exchange. Citizens of countries other than Germany are generally eligible, but should confirm this with the ORC staff before applying. This award cannot be used to pursue study in numerous fields such as medicine.
A FUB Graduate Exchange application consists of the following:
The Campus Process
If you are interested in the FUB Graduate Exchange, you must apply through the Overseas Resource Center (ORC). Information, applications, and advising are available to you at the ORC.
Please submit your completed application to the Overseas Resource Center by the campus deadline.
The applications will be reviewed by a committee of Stanford faculty from various departments. The winner will be notified within 3-4 weeks of the Campus Deadline.