Freie Universität Berlin

  • One of Germany's premier institutions of higher education, founded in 1948, with an enrollment of circa 32,000 students
  • A strong international profile, featuring leadership in international education, a large percentage of foreign students, and numerous partnerships with foreign universities (especially in the U.S.)
  • Located in Berlin's charming southwestern sector, yet with easy access to the city's center
  • Freie Universität Berlin is ranked nationally and internationally among the top research universities in Germany. In 2007, after an intense, nation-wide competition, Freie Universität Berlin became one of nine German universities to be awarded an Elite status by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2012, Freie Universität Berlin was granted the honor of being named university of excellence in the Excellence Initiative competition for the second consecutive time. Freie Universität Berlin won the highest number of grants and was selected for its outstanding graduate programs, excellent research clusters and successful internationalization strategy.