No. The participation in the programme is independent from the formal acceptance by the doctoral committee of your faculty.
There are no mandatory elements. However, we strongly recommend the ones marked with an asterisk (*).
The qualification programme does not offer positions for doctoral projects. For open positions please have a look at the websites of the University of Bremen and the institutes.
MAPEX funding is only available for doctoral candidates, who have already been formally accepted by the doctoral committees of their faculties. For the different funding schemes please have a look here: link.