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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
20
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The Freie Universitat Berlin was founded on December 4, 1948, by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin. The move was sparked by the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye on the system at the former Universitat Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. Students and academics wanted to be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at Freie Universitat without being subject to political influence. 

Freie Universitat is one of the eleven universities to have been successful in all three lines of funding in the German government's Excellence Initiative in 2012. The future development concept of Freie Universitat is based on three key strategic centers: the Center for Research Strategy, which focuses on research planning; the Center for International Cooperation; and the Dahlem Research School, which supports next-generation academic talent.

What are the admissions criteria?

The application deadline is July 15th. Germany has changed their admissions requirements again, starting for the 2021-22 school year, and now accepts AP scores!  Students who want to apply to programs related to Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Economics need scores of 3+ in English. A foreign language that needs to be French, Spanish, Latin or German, Math or natural science which can be Calc, Bio, Chem, or both Physics C tests. In addition, I score in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro Economics. 

Students who want to apply for programs centered around Math, Science, and Technology need scores of 3+ in Math (specifically Calculus). Natural Science (Bio, Chem, or both Physics C tests). Language (French, Latin, German, Spanish, or English Lit or Lang/Comp). Addition score in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro Economics. 

Alternately, students with an IB diploma, an associate's degree, and 2 years of college credits (including specified courses) are also admissible.

What is student life like?

The KRAFTKLUB at the GeoCampus in Lankwitz offers a versatile range of cardio and weight machines for a variable total body workout in a training area of around 200 square meters. We have the right offer for everyone. Whether it's a dance class, a relaxation workshop, or catamaran sailing on Rügen, we fulfill your leisure time needs! In addition to many courses offered in the health sector, we promote your health and exercise through the project "move4health" directly in the Unialltag. Regardless of whether in the office or in the sports hall, university sports offer particularly interesting sports and exercise programs specifically for employees of the FU. 

Since 1990, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany has sponsored more than 80 Local Student ERASMUS initiatives at German universities. At Freie Universität Berlin, a group of FU students voluntarily organizes the DAAD-affiliated International Club. Not only do these students take care of incoming students who are in Berlin for a semester or more, but they also help outgoing students prepare for their studies abroad. 

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Rooms in the student residences are around 200 euros per month.

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