Do I have to move to Berlin to do the GEAS PhD?
Yes. Even though the regulations may have been more flexible as of late, it is necessary to do the program in Berlin. A structured program is different from the individual PhD or a part-time PhD - GEAS offers a full-time course and work program for researchers who aim to finish their PhD within 4 years. Most scholarships are also only granted for the purpose of full-time study in Germany, and some are only available for FU students who reside in Berlin.