Auditors (Nebenhörer und Gasthörer) at Freie Universität Berlin

1. Auditing students affiliated with a different university (Nebenhörer)

Students from 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 - upon request and with the approval of the course instructor - register as auditors (Nebenhörer/Nebenhörerin status). These students may also earn course certificates by prior arrangement. However, they are not entitled to partake in tests or examinations. Auditing students from other universities are not considered members/students of Freie Universität Berlin, therefor they do not receive a student ID card or can apply for a student visa.

Information and applications:
Student Administration
Iltisstraße 1

14195 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 838-70000
Office hours: See Freie Universität Info Service Studium

U-Bahnhof Dahlem Dorf (U3)

2. Guest auditors (Gasthörer)

Guest auditors can attend lectures at the Freie Universität Berlin, high school diploma or other qualification are not required. However, as a guest auditor you do not obtain student status and must not take exams or acquire any kind of certificate. Attending lectures as a guest auditor is subject to a fee.

Before attending any lectures you will need to register with the GasthörerCard-Program office in the "Weiterbildungszentrum" at Freie Universität Berlin. This is also where you will receive the GasthörerCard which you will need to carry with you whenever you are on campus. In addition to special discounts at various cultural venues in Berlin, the GasthörerCard also offers special conditions when using services provided by the Freie Universität Berlin.

At the beginning of each semester the GasthörerCard-Program publishes a selection of lectures open to guest auditors in its GasthörerCard / Classic program. 

Furthermore, the GasthörerCard-Program also publishes a program containing a selection of courses especially designed for guest auditors with focus on art history, literature, music and theatre. This program operates independent from lectures provided at the university.

2.1. Guest auditor for one lecture only

It is also possible to register for one lecture only.

Contact and further information:
Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 13
14195 Berlin
Office hours: Mo + Th 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Phone: (030) 838 51424 and 838 51476
Fax: (030) 838 458 356 and 838 451414