General Information Concerning Application

Please do only apply if you are sure that you earn your undergraduate degree either until enrollment or during the first semester of the master’s program. In general, the regular performance must be successfully completed for each part of the study program, although, only two-thirds can be attested.

Your diploma or transcript of records must include a final grade. If this is not the case, your application will take part in the selection process, but you will be at the bottom of the ranking list. Please ask your current/former university / college to calculate a final grade. Freie Universität Berlin does not calculate final grades and does not accept applicant’s self-assessments.

Application via uni-assist

If you earned your degree in a country other than Germany, you are required to submit your application to Freie Universität Berlin via uni-assist. Uni-assist reviews whether the application meets the formal prerequisites established by Freie Universität Berlin. Subject-specific entry requirements are not checked by uni-assist but by the selection commission of the university’s department. Uni-assist is not responsible for carrying out selection procedures.

The preliminary examination by uni-assist is with costs. Your application to uni-assist will not be processed unless the fee is paid to the account of uni-assist. To accelerate the proceedings, please enclose a deposit receipt or transfer voucher as proof of payment in the application.

Please note:
In general, the processing of an application takes about four to six weeks, towards the end of the application period it takes even longer. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application at least four weeks or more before the deadline. Otherwise you cannot be informed about missing documents by uni-assist in time.

You can use the confirmation letter by uni-assist to apply for a study visa at the German embassy in your home country.

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