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Yes. The single-subject (“mono”) bachelor’s degree program in North American Studies, taught in English, will be available starting in the 2015/2016 winter semester.

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1) 1st semester - undergraduate degree programs

Applicants* may make up to three applications to the Freie Universität Berlin:

e.g. one application for the university-internal procedure plus two applications of equal value within the DoSV

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three applications of equal value within the DoSV

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two application of equal value for the university-internal procedure plus one within the DoSV

* Applicants for a second course of study may make only one application to Freie Universität Berlin according to BerlHZVO § 11 (1).

* Applicants with professional qualifications group 3 may make only one application to Freie Universität Berlin according to BerlHG § 11 (3) (Berlin Higher Education Act).

2) higher subject-specific semesters - undergraduate degree programs

  • applicants transferring from another location (Studienortwechsel) may make one application
  • applicants transferring from another program (Quereinstieg) may make one application for a higher subject-specific semester and two applications for the first semester

3) first subject-specific semester Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine (as well as the Charité programs Medicine and Dentistry)

  • one application for one of these programs in Berlin
    two further applications for undergraduate programs at Freie Universität Berlin are possible

 

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Enrollment for an undergraduate study program for which an application would have been required is not possible. However, it may be possible for you to enroll in a single-subject (“mono”) bachelor’s degree program without admission limits or to apply for a lottery process. Please note the separate deadlines that apply.

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Yes. All applicants with a foreign school diploma must demonstrate that they have German language skills. Citizenship status does not provide sufficient information on language proficiency.

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Please see the information portal on recognition of foreign educational qualifications (in German) to find out whether your school diploma confers direct eligibility to study at a German higher education institution. Freie Universität does not review educational documents. Foreign qualifications are reviewed exclusively as part of the process of applying to Freie Universität Berlin; the review is performed by uni-assist for international applications

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The Latin term “Numerus Clausus” means a limited number of placements. The higher education institution does not specify a minimum score; instead, it sets out the number of available spots in the rules on admissions. The average grade, wait time, or number of points up to which the institution has been able to admit applicants arises from the admission process. For detailed information and the minimum scores for the last few semesters, please click here.

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Information on the documents that must be submitted as part of the application process is available from the pages labeled Application with German general university entrance qualification and Application with non-German general university entrance qualification. As a general rule, application documents can only be submitted before the application deadline.

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You can access current processing status for your application via the applicationportal.

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It is not possible to make any statements regarding the chances of admission for a particular semester. However, you can see the minimum scores for candidates admitted in past semesters (see “Numerus Clausus”).
The factors of academic performance and wait time are not things you can influence. However, it is possible to improve your chances of admission within the higher education institution selection process (“Auswahlverfahren der Hochschule”) segment.

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Please use our online information on the status of an application process to obtain information on the status of your application/s. Please select the relevant portal and log on using your login details.

If you wish to create a new application, please follow the links on our application websites.

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Please use the application link on our websites to create a new application. Do not save the link from the confirmation mail about the receipt of the online data, as this link does not redirect you to the correct online application form.

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In case you have earned credits for the core subject as well as the module/s, please fill out the online application for higher subject-specific semesters.

In case you have earned credits for the core subject but not the module, fill out the online application form for higher subject-specific semesters first. Please select the desired core subject plus subject-specific semester and select the placeholder “Modulangebot vorhanden” and the same subject-specific semester as the core subject and complete the form.

The next step is to fill out the online application for first semesters. Please select “Kernfach vorhanden” and the desired module/s and complete the form.

As a result, a complete application has been created including two separate applications with two application numbers. Please always check in advance our Kombinationstabelle, if the core subject and the module/s can be combined.

This procedure can also be used in reverse if credits have been earned for the module/s.

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In case you have been enrolled in the same study program (B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Ed. and wish to hold your previous core or main subject/s or state examination and wish to hold your main subject) within the EU, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein, an application for the first subject-specific semester is impossible. Please read our information concerning transferring between higher education institutions in higher semesters and apply for a higher subject-specific semester.

This regulation does not apply for applications to Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine as the selection procedure for these programs are regulated by Hochschulstart.

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