This program offers students the chance to take courses in a variety of fields in one of Germany’s greatest cities. FUBiS is an intensive, academic program of Freie Universität Berlin which runs for 3-6 weeks during the summer.
FUBiS offers intensive and semi-intensive German language classes on up to five different proficiency levels. In addition, classes on various topics are offered. Most classes are held in English by distinguished German and international faculty.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.?
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.?
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
The university campus is located in a charming and mostly residential section of former “West-Berlin”. Yet – thanks to Berlin’s superb public transportation network – it is within easy reach of the city’s downtown areas.
Term 2 Program: Students have the possibility to combine a semi-intensive German language course with a subject class from Track B or combine a subject class from Track A with a subject class from Track B. A combination with Track C is not possible. Students can also choose to participate in only one course from Track A or B.
- Track A (3 UM credits each)
- Track B (3 UM credits each)
- Track C (5 UM credits)
Term 3 Program: Students have the possibility to combine a semi-intensive German language course with a subject class from Track B or combine a subject class from Track A with a subject class from Track B. A combination with Track C is not possible. Students can also choose to participate in only one course from Track A or B.
- Track A (2 UM credits each)
- Track B (2 UM credits each)
- Track C (4 UM credits)
Freie Universität Berlin Credit Equivalency:
|1.1 - 1.3
|1.4 - 1.5
|1.8 - 2.0
|2.1 - 2.5
|2.6 - 2.7
|2.8 - 3.0
|3.1 - 3.5
|3.6 - 4.0
|4.1 - 5.0
1 ECTS Credit = .5 UM Credit
FUBiS Term 2: late May – mid July
FUBiS Term 3: mid July – mid August
FUBiS offers students affordable off-campus housing on a first come, first served basis either in Student Village (Studentendorf)
FUBiS offers a limited number of homestay opportunities with Berlin hosts. Homestay provides students with a private bedroom including linen, bed, desk, a place for clothing and personal items.
Required Health Coverage:
According to German law, students are obliged to have valid health insurance for the entire duration of the program.
In order to go abroad, you must have a?valid passport
?that will not expire?during your time abroad
?within 6 months upon your return.
Requirements vary depending on your country of origin. Visit the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more.
Citizens of the USA do not require a visa to enter Germany and are generally not allowed to stay in the federal territory for more than 90 days per six months without a visa. Residence permits (for stays over 90 days) can be applied for after entry without a visa.
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your academic, personal and professional goals and how admission to FUBiS will help you achieve them.
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to FUBiS, however FUBiS will make the final admission decision. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to FUBiS in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your second choice option when completing this portion of your online application.
||Euro – available in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100
||Tegel Airport- main international airport; 4th busiest airport in Germany
Focus city of Lufthansa and Eurowings
Schönefeld Airport – just outside Berlin’s south-eastern border; secondary international airport of Berlin
Important destination for airlines like Germania, easyJet and Ryanair
Berlin Brandenburg Airport- under construction; adjacent to Schönefeld Airport
|Things to Do
||FUBis has put together great resources of things to do while in Berlin: http://www.fubis.org/1_fubis/berlin/freizeit/index.html
||Summers are warm and sometimes humid with average high temperatures of 22-25° (72-77°F)