Many of the programs toward the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science offered at Freie Universität Berlin consist of a core subject and either two modules, with 30 credit points (Leistungspunkte, LP) required in each, or one module of 60 credit points. Your application is not complete unless you have applied for both the core subject and the module(s); only then will your application be considered in the admission process. Note: Please always check in advance the table of combinations (available in German only) whether the desired combination of core subject and module(s) is permitted.
Those who have turned 55 before the application deadlines for the first semester (summer semester January 15 and winter semester July 15) can only be considered in the admission process if there are - regarding the personal situation - serious scientific or occupational reasons for taking up studies.
German and foreign applicants who have obtained a German university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung), please read the following information.
German and international prospective students with international university entrance qualifications (which is also IB-Diploma or Europäische Abiturprüfung), we would like to inform you on application procedures on this website.
For the first semester of the Freie Universität programs in pharmacy and veterinary medicine and for programs offered by Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin (e.g., medicine, dentistry), prospective students from EU member states as well as those from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway submit applications to the central body that awards university placements in Germany, the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for Higher Education Admissions, in German). Please apply via hochschulstart.de.
Applies to all other applicants:
For all other study programs with restricted or non-restricted admission capacity, for the first as well as higher semester and for Studienkolleg (a one-year preparation course to study at a German higher education institution) you have to apply via uni-assist.
Places to study in the first semester of the degree courses biochemistry and chemistry will be allocated for the summer semester 2014 within the “Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren” (dialogue-orientated service procedure). If you wish to apply via uni-assist for one of these study programs, you need a BID and BAN when filling out the online form on the uni-assist website. Please register at hochschulstart.de to receive a BID (applicant ID) and BAN (applicant authentication number). Detailed information concerning the service procedure and registration can be found on the following website.
Uni-assist reviews on behalf of Freie Universität Berlin concerning the university standards whether your application meets the formal requirements and informs you about the result. If the application is complete, it will be forwarded to Freie Universität Berlin. You can inform yourself about the status of you application, dates of language tests, as well as the mailing dates of notifications via our online applicant information, as soon as uni-assist has forwarded your application to Freie Universität. Freie Universität will send you a notification stating the result of the admission process after the process has been completed.
Uni-assist processes the applications according to date of receipt. As many German institutions of higher education are members of uni-assist, a great number of applications has to be processed. As a result, uni-assist usually needs about four weeks for the processing, even longer towards the end of the application deadline.
We recommend that you check carefully on the basis of the below-mentioned list if you have submitted all required documents!
A fee is required for the pre-screening of the application by uni-assist. Your application will not be processed by uni-assist until the payment has been credited on the uni-assist account. To speed up the processing of your documents, please include a proof of payment with your application (proof of deposit or funds transfer of the fee to the account of uni-assist).
You can submit simultaneous applications to multiple member universities via uni-assist by submitting your certificates only once.
Please note: Parallel applications via uni-assist for programs at Freie Universität and Charité are not permitted, because the institution of Charité is affiliated with both Freie Universität Berlin and with Humboldt-Universität and is thus considered part of both of these universities.
Please read the important information on this page before changing to the uni-assist website!
Please read the academic calendar of Freie Universität to check the application deadlines.
Please note: Only the “received date” of the application of admission at uni-assist is decisive (not the postmark); applications via fax or e-mail are not accepted. Applications that are received by mail after the deadline will be rejected due to exceeding the deadline.
Application for the first semester
The Freie Universität Berlin will only accept applications provided with the online-form from the uni-assist-APPLICANT’S-PORTAL (see: FAQ online application →Link to uni-assist online portal for applicants)! The form (Antrag auf Zulassung) out of the uni-assist download center will not be considered. Please fill out the appropriate online application form carefully. Then print the application form, sign it, enclose the required documents and send it via mail to uni-assist. Please state your e-mail address for requests.
Uni-assist needs the following documents of all applicants to review the formal requirements:
officially certified copy of your university entrance qualification including all school leaving and university certificates, along with an official translation if your university entrance qualification document was issued in any language other than German or English
officially certified copy of proof of sufficient knowledge of German (DSH, TestDaF), find more information here
application for the first semester, if one has turned 55: written statement of serious scientific or occupational reasons
copy of piece of identification that shows your full surname, first name and passport photo
If you already earned a degree in Germany or another EU member state you are a “Zweitstudienbewerber/in” (second courses of study) and have to submit the following documents in addition to the above mentioned:
explanatory statement why a second degree is needed
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 belong to a A-, B-, C- or D/C-cadre, built on federal level, belonging to a federal association of DOSB and catered by an olympic station (OSP) in Berlin or Brandenburg you need: actual proof of cadre-membership
Applicants with professional qualifications entitling to study at a university please see the website on detailed information about the required documents.
Incomplete applications will not be transferred to the Freie Universität by uni-assist.
Please note: Prospective students are permitted to apply to only one program at Freie Universität Berlin during an application period. In case of multiple applications, only the application with the highest applicant number will be considered.
Application for higher semesters
If you have already started a course of study at another university and wish to continue your studies at Freie Universität, please apply for a higher semester. For detailed information concerning the application for higher semesters, please see the following website.
Please note: If you have started your studies in an EU member state, you are treated as “Studienortswechsler/in" (transfer student from another location).