FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN - [FU-BERLIN], BERLIN

Berlin, BerlinLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1948Established Year
  35032Enrollment

The Free University of Berlin was established in 1948 in Berlin, Germany. The research-based public university has hosted 5 Nobel Prize winners as its staff and is globally ranked at #104 by Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2019.

Additionally, the 2019 QS World University Ranking by Subject positioned 13 subjects taught at the University among top 50 worldwide.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1948
Annual Budget€ 510.2 million
Number of Degree Programs177
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time; Online
Total Number of Professors358
International Student Percentage13% (bachelor’s), 27% (master’s), 35% (doctoral)
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance€ 7,824
Contact Student Services+49 30 838 70000 | info-service@fu-berlin.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • 15 departments (11 academic departments, 1 joint medical school, and 4 trans-disciplinary central institutes) of the Free University of Berlin offer more than 150 degree programs to nearly 33,000 students across a total of 178 subjects.
  • The university works at 4 campuses at different locations across the large city of Berlin. Its main campus is located in the Dalhem district, which is predominantly a residential area filled with apartments and villas.
  • Restricted number of student dormitories operated by Studierendenwerk Berlin and Studentendorf (Student Village) Schlachetensee are the cheapest form of accommodation available to students of the university.

Free University of Berlin Admissions Application Deadlines July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer)

Admission Requirements

  • High School Official Transcripts; Undergraduate Degree Certificate (master’s applicants)
  • Apply for Preliminary Documentation by Uni-assist
  • Uni-assist application fee: € 75
  • Proof of sufficient German language skills: Goethe Certificate (B2); DSH-2 or 3; TestDaF (4 in all sections); passed telc C1 Hochschule; passed telc Deutsch B2.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for degree programs taught in English): TOEFL/GRE/IELTS/GMAT
  • Resume (for PG)
  • Cover Letter, Essay, Letter of Motivation
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Proof of financial means (8,640 EUR)

Free University of Berlin Fees & Other Costs Apart from some specific graduate and postgraduate programs, the Free University of Berlin does not charge its students a tuition fee. However, all students are required to pay a semester fee of 312 EUR twice every year.

ExpenseAmount in EUR
Semester Fee€ 311.99
Cost of Living in Berlin€ 600- € 700 per month

Apartments can be rented in the city starting with a rent of at least € 300 per month. Shared apartments are cheaper and more popular among students.

Financial Aid

  • Unfortunately, the Free University of Berlin does not offer any scholarship or funding to international students.

  • Apart from taking up part-time/student jobs, international candidates can browse for scholarships to study in Germany in their own country of residence.

Detailed information about German Scholarships for international students can be found here.

Find a Program

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 1 Program

2 years
$18,747 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 3 Programs

Engineering, Technology & Applied Sciences 1 Program

$7,499 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 10,794
Post graduate Tuition Fees$10793.62
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 6,600
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
35,032
International Students
7,356
Male : Female Ratio
41:59
Student : Faculty Ratio
56:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
October 15, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process October 15, 2019
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Min. 5
Total Applications
-
Min. 80
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  • 2019
  • Global Rank (Out of 1250)
    #116
    Score (Out of 100)
    #66.1

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