For information on the status of your application to the Freie Universität Berlin, please visit the applicant information section online.
You are required to enroll by mail if your admissions notice requests that you do so.
For detailed information on documents to be enclosed with your application, broken down by enrollment groups, please click here.
Please enclose the following documents:
Copy of admissions notice
If you did not receive the admission letter because of the postal strike please go to the online portal Bewerberinfo der Freien Universität Berlin and click at “Claim - admission” to see the decision about your admission. If the field “Admission” shows “Yes” you can fill out the enrollment application form for registration. You do not need to attach the copy of the admission letter.
Your completed Enrollment Application, if you are not yet enrolled at Freie Universität Berlin.a) If you are already enrolled at Freie Universität Berlin and wish to change programs, please use the Application to Change Programs (skip 13, 14, 15 and 16.)
Officially certified copy of your university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent), along with an official translation if your university entrance qualification document was issued in any language other than German or English
If applicable, officially certified copy of proof of activities relevant to your studies, if you have stated anything regarding such activities in your online application
If applicable, last enrollment certificate from a German university, stating the course of study and all semesters within the subject (Fachsemester) and total semesters of higher education (Hochschulsemester) completed to date (if you have ever been enrolled at a German higher education institution)
If applicable, earlier admission notification and an officially certified copy of your military recommendation if you have sought preferential admission
If applicable, officially certified copy of your earlier degree or certificate if you wish to enroll in a program toward a second degree, a master’s degree, or a doctorate, along with an official translation if your degree or certificate was issued in any language other than German or English
Having been admitted within the contingent for minors (indicated by the number 15 next to the barcode on the notice of admission): officially certified copy of the registration certificate on your principal residence at a custodial person (e.g. parent, guardian) at application time. If applicable, proof(s) of academic or professional reasons for taking up undergraduate studies (first semester), in case you have completed your 55th year of age
If applicable, officially certified copy of language certificate if your language skills are not shown in your certificate of eligibility for university study
If applicable, officially certified copy of proof of sufficient knowledge of German (DSH, TestDaF) if you have a foreign certificate of eligibility for university study
If applicable, copy of the certificate regarding credit for previous studies, issued by the appropriate board of examiners/department representative
Proof of health insurance for the university or a copy of a certificate of exemption from compulsory coverage from a German statutory health insurance provider (chip card or member ID is not sufficient).
1. Admitted applicants from other countries in the EU who submit enrollment applications from their home countries are required to have a separate certificate of insurance issued by a German statutory health insurer, such as AOK Nordost. To do this, please scan your EU health insurance card (your name and the expiration date must be clearly visible) and the main page of your passport and send the images to the following e-mail address:email@example.com . AOK will send the certificate of insurance to you directly so that you can enclose it with your enrollment documents. In addition, please enclose a copy of your insurance card. You can also have this certificate of insurance issued by any other German statutory health insurer.
2. Admitted applicants from countries outside the EU are generally required to present proof of private health insurance from their home countries to receive a visa. You can, however, also obtain insurance as a student after entering Germany. Please be sure to explore your available options beforehand. Further information is available here, for example.
A copy of a valid form of identification (e. g., passport or ID) verifying your complete surname, first name, date of birth, address and expiration date. You are permitted to black out sections that are irrelevant to the proof of your identity. The copy´s sole purpose is to verify your identity and to protect you from potential identity theft. Once your enrollment is completed this copy is immediately destroyed.
If applicable, copy of your certificate of withdrawal or other removal from the student register (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung) of the last (German) university attended
If applicable, copy of your passport and valid visa for the specific program or "for university study" if you are not a German citizen. You can make a appointment with the Foreigner´s Authority Berlin online.
copy of bank statement or transfer voucher for semester dues/fees and the semester ticket transportation pass made out to the account of Freie Universität Berlin (also see Enrollment Application and fees and contributions)
Information regarding the status of your enrollment application at Freie Universität Berlin can be obtained through our information portal.