Students of other higher education institutions who wish to attend individual courses (not more than six hours a week per semester or one module) at Freie Universität Berlin may register as auditors (Nebenhörer/Nebenhörerin status) upon request and with the approval of the instructor. These students may also earn course certificates by prior arrangement, but they are not entitled to take tests or examinations. Auditing students from other universities are not considered members/students of Freie Universität Berlin, therefor they do not get a student-ID-card oder can apply for a student-visa.
Information and applications:
Student Records and Registration Office
Iltisstraße 1 (right by the Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn station)
Tel.: (030) 838-70000
Office hours: See Freie Universität Info Service Studium
Guestauditors can attend lectures at the Freie Universität, the Abitur or any other qualification is not needed. However, as a guestauditor you do not have student status and you cannot take exams or obtain any kind of certificate. Attending lectures as a guestauditor is subject to a fee.
Before attending any lectures you will need to register in the GasthörerCard Programm office in the Weiterbildungszentrum of the Freie Universität. This is also where you will get the GasthörerCard which you will need to carry with you whenever you are on campus. In addition to discounts at various cultural venues in Berlin, the GasthörerCard also gives you special conditions when using services offered at the Freie Universität.
The GasthörerCard Programm publishes a selection of lectures open to guestauditors at the beginning of each semester in its GasthörerCard / Classic programme.
In addition the GasthörerCard Programm also publishes a programme with courses designed especially for guestauditors that focuses on art history, literature, music and theatre. This programme is independent of the lectures at the university.
It is also possible to register for one lecture only.
Contact and further information:
Freie Universität Berlin
Servicezeiten: Mo + Do 10.00 – 12.30 und 14.00 – 16.30 Uhr
Phone.: (030) 838 51424 und 838 51476
Fax: (030) 838 458 356 und 838 451414
http://www.fu-berlin.de/gasthoerercard/ (in German)
Freie Universität Berlin
Center for Continuing Education
Tel.: (030) 838 514 24, Fax: (030) 838 513 96
Guest auditors are also welcome to continue registering for individual courses. In this case, auditors must decide before the semester starts how many courses, and which specific courses, they wish to attend. This method is less expensive than obtaining a Guest Auditor Card (GasthörerCard, see Sec. 2.1 above) only if the auditor plans to attend not more than one or two courses. Each credit hour (Semesterwochenstunde, abbreviated SWS) carries a fee of € 15.34. A course is generally worth two SWS (€ 30.68). Auditors are limited to a maximum of six credit hours if registering in this way.
The guest auditor registration process (in German) for individual courses is as follows:
Tel: (030) 838 514 24
Mon. + Wed. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.