The (general) Rules & Regulations govern the general affairs of the Graduate School of North American Studies (legally binding only in the German version. Please see the German version of this website). The Academic Rules & Regulations govern the details of the doctoral program in North American Studies at the Graduate School (also only legally binding in the German version, see above). The Rules & Regulations for Doctoral Degrees (Promotionsordnungen) govern the formal process of getting a doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin (also only legally binding in the German version, see above). To students of the Graduate School of North American Studies, all three Rules & Regulations documents pertain.
More information can be found in the Admissions section.