German language skills on a high level are an essential precondition for studying.
For application at Freie Universitaet Berlin proof of completion of one of the following examination is required:
Since between application and registration there is only little time, you are strongly recommended to apply with German skills at the level of TestDaF 4 in all four parts, or an equivalent.
For enrollment German language skills have to be proved on a higher level, the certificates must not be older than three years:
In addition to German proficiency, a number of subjects require proof of additional language skills upon application and/or enrollment.
No German test is required from participants in exchange programs, for programs taught in English (including Master programs of the Charité), and for some doctoral programs.
The Studienkolleg of Freie Universität Berlin is designed to prepare applicants without a recognized university entry qualification during one year for the Assessment Exam which is the application prerequisite for any degree program application. Part of the Assessment Exam is a German test. With your application you have to prove sufficient German language skills.
Freie Universität Berlin's Sprachenzentrum offers pre-semester and summer classes at an advanced level. To prepare for the TestDaF or DSH German classes can be taken at the Goethe-Institut, at private language schools in Germany, or in the student's home country. The DAAD offers information about summer language courses in Germany.