Prospective students holding a foreign university entrance qualification have to apply for the first semester in a study
program within the university internal as well as for Studienkolleg (via uni-assist for Freie Universität Berlin).
Those who have turned 55 by the application deadline can only be considered in the admission process if there are - regarding the personal situation - serious scientific or professional reasons for taking up studies.
Uni-assist needs the following documents of all applicants as officially certified copy to review the formal requirements:
|school leaving and university certificates||which are part of your university entrance qualification|
|official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than English or German||issued by an institution being entitled to translations for official purposes|
|proof of sufficient knowledge of German||depending on the requested Studyprogramm|
|earlier university degree or certificate||Applicant for a second course of study (Zweitstudienbewerber) - if you have already graduated in Germany or a EU member state|
|The following documents have to be submitted but are not required as officially certified copies:|
|written statement of serious scientific or professional reasons||if one has turned 55|
|written explanatory statement why a second degree is needed||if you are “Zweitstudienbewerber/in” (applicant for a second course of study)|
|proof of deposit or funds transfer of the fee to the account of uni-assist||all applicants|
If you hold the German or an EU citizenship or if you hold the citizenship of Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway and want to make a special application (Sonderantrag), please submit the following documents in addition to the above mentioned:
If you are a minor at the time of the application deadline (January 15 or July 15) living in Berlin or Brandenburg with a person who has custody of you, you can apply within the online application for the quota for minors. In case you are admitted for taking up studies, you have to submit a registration certificate proving the afore-stated for enrollment. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for the registration certificate immediately after submitting your application.
In case you are entitled for a preferential admission please see the website for detailed information.
Incomplete applications will not be transferred to the Freie Universität by uni-assist.
Address for application documents (please use the online application form only)
Freie Universität Berlin
c/o uni-assist e.V.