27 English Study Programs at Freie Universität Berlin

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Freie Universität Berlin

HumanitiesNatural Sciences & MathematicsBusiness, Economics & LawSocial SciencesArts & DesignEngineeringMedicine & Health
21%
International students
English
27
No. of English-taught Study Programs
University
Type
public
Status
34.000
Students

About the University

Freie Universität Berlin in the Excellence Initiative

Freie Universität 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 Universität 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.

Interdisciplinary Work within Research Alliances
The main features of Freie Universität’s research activities include the broad variety of global academic and scientific cooperation arrangements in place as part of alliance projects and networks with other entities active in research, alongside the university’s innovative support concepts for junior scholars and scientists and the scope of the external funding the university raises.
The various areas of focus in the research conducted at Freie Universität are organized into various structures, including interdisciplinary focus areas, excellence clusters, collaborative research centers, and research centers.

Wide Variety of Academic Offerings and Excellent Support for Junior Scholars and Scientists
Freie Universität is a full-spectrum university, comprising twelve departments and three Central Institutes that together offer more than 150 different academic programs in a broad range of disciplines. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the joint medical school of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Dahlem Research School (DRS) at Freie Universität Berlin offers the framework encompassing a range of outstanding structured doctoral programs. By establishing the DRS, Freie Universität Berlin broke new ground in the field of graduate education in Germany, all with the aim of offering junior scholars and scientists the best possible conditions for their academic development. At the DRS, strategies to support doctoral candidates and postdoctoral students at Freie Universität are developed, research within interdisciplinary and international alliances is fostered, and established graduate schools and research training groups receive support alongside new initiatives.

International Alignment
Freie Universität owes its founding, in 1948, to international support, and international impulses have shaped the university’s research activities and student life ever since. As an International Network University, Freie Universität thrives on its many contacts with higher education institutions and organizations in Germany and abroad, which provide the critical impetus for the university’s research and teaching activities.
Today, Freie Universität maintains roughly 100 partnerships at the university-wide level, along with about 330 university partnerships within the Erasmus academic exchange network and ca. 45 institute partnerships, forming a wide-ranging and tight-knit global network.

Each year, about 600 international scholars and scientists contribute to the variety of teaching and research activities pursued at Freie Universität. One groundbreaking development that demonstrates the way the university takes international cooperation to the next level is the seven international liaison offices of Freie Universität that were founded beginning in 2007 – in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, and São Paulo. Another is the establishment of special arrangements with selected universities in the form of strategic partnerships.

International Rankings

#83
Times Higher Education Ranking
#127
QS World University Rankings

National Rankings

#1
Humboldt Ranking
#5
DFG-Ranking
2019
"University of Excellence"

Tuition Fees

22
22
3
2
3
1

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
77.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
29.6% no admission restriction
-7.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

37% directly at University
74.1% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

60 (1 program )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

7.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (12 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7.5 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

60 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (12 programs )

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Law and Business

Master of Business Marketing

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

70.4%

Summer intake

3.7%

Winter & Summer intake

25.9%

Location

Freie Universität Berlin
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List of English-taught Study Programs & other Courses offered by Freie Universität Berlin

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Master the analysis of biology using sophisticated computer algorithmsComplete an internship at a research institution in Germany or abroadStudy at the Freie Universität Berlin - a “University of Excellence”
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Master the fields of theoretical and experimental physicsAcquire a Double Degree in cooperation with the École Polytechnique Palaiseau in ParisStudy at the Freie Universität Berlin - a “University of Excellence”
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Become a true master in chemistryComplete research projects with state-of-the-art equipmentStudy at a “University of Excellence” in the marvelous German capital
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Combine this course with other fascinating available coursesImprove your German language skillsTransfer the ECTS points from this course to your home university
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Combine this course with other fascinating available coursesImprove your German language skillsTransfer the ECTS points from this course to your home university
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Study the German language at all levels!Choose your class schedule and intensityTransfer the ECTS points from this course to your home university