The students can choose between German language classes or other relevant classes taught in English or a combination of the two. Besides the language courses, FUBiS offers classes on a variety of topics, such as the museum culture of Berlin, the history of the German nations from a European perspective, and German literature. Students can earn internationally recognized credits for all the FUBiS courses. The academic program on the campus of Freie Universität is supplemented by field trips: the program includes a boat trip on the River Spree, a tour along the former Berlin Wall, and a tour of the Reichstag. There is an option for students to take day and weekend trips to Dresden, Weimar, and Hamburg.
The Summer University was initiated in 1998, and it was augmented with a winter term in 2007. This year the academic quality of FUBiS was re-certified by the Forum on Education Abroad. In 2013 FUBiS attracted around 500 students to Freie Universität.