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

Berlin, BerlinLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1948Established Year
  31500Enrollment

Free University of Berlin Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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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.

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Free University of Berlin Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population31500

Admission & Dates

Winter Deadlines

July 15

Application Deadline

June 02

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL10080120 -
IELTS759 -

Attendance Cost

On Campus Accomodation
Room and Board$4,662 / Year
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