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FUBiS Program: Summer and Winter courses at the FU Berlin

FUBiS is Freie Universität's award winning summer school program. It offers an intensive academic program where students can earn credits that may be recognized at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 4 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter.


FUBiS offers intensive and semi-intensive German language classes at up to five different proficiency levels. For more advanced students FUBiS offers a Business German course.

Semi-intensive German language classes meet three days a week whereas intensive German classes meet every weekday. FUBiS also offers subject classes, which meet two days a week. These classes are held mostly in English by distinguished German or international faculty.

Program Structure

The FUBiS program offers students many choices:

  • Combination of language and subject classes. This allows students to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.
  • Combination of two subject classes which may count toward a major or minor at the home institution.
  • Participation in either one semi-intensive German class or in one subject class.
  • Intensive German language classes. These classes meet every weekday and allow students to focus on and thus considerably improve their German skills.


FUBiS has successfully completed the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) of the  Forum on Education Abroad and has demonstrated that it is in conformity with the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice. FUBIS maintains a commitment and dedication both to offering high quality programs in education abroad at a level of excellence acceptable to the larger academic community, and to continuous assessment and improvement.



In this section you can find out more about us (FUBiS staff and faculty), the Freie Universität Berlin, the City of Berlin and what  former FUBiS students and the Media have to say about FUBiS. To view the picture gallery please click here.

For current course dates, fees and registration procedures please visit FUBiS website.