Academic Calendar

Semester dates, application deadlines, enrollment details

Events for prospective and current students

Future dates

Calendar of events published by the Office of News and Public Affairs

Semester, application and enrolment dates

Academic calendar

Summer semester 2016

Winter semester 2016/2017

Semester duration

April 1 – September 30, 2016 October 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Teaching activity

April 18 – July 23, 2016 October 17, 2016 – February 18, 2017

Study break

-

December 19, 2016 –
January 2, 2017

Public Holidays

March 25, 2016 (Good Friday); March 27, 2016 (Easter Monday); May 1, 2016 (May Day); May 5, 2016 (Ascension Day); May 16, 2016 (Whit Monday)

October 3, 2016 (Day of German Unity)

Re-registration

For winter semester 2016/2017: by July 22, 2016 For summer semester 2017: by February 17, 2017
Application for semester on leave Latest May 30, 2016 Latest November 28, 2016
No teaching activity From July 23, 2016 From February 19, 2017

Application

Summer semester 2016

Winter semester 2016/2017

Undergraduate programs (all combination bachelor's programs, first semester and advanced)

Information on whether you are required to apply to Freie Universität Berlin directly,
via uni-assist or
via "hochschulstart.de" (only in German) please see International Students.

Undergraduate programs with restricted admission (application directly to Freie Universität Berlin): by January 15, 2016

Application via “hochschulstart.de (only in German) for undergraduate programs with summer semester admission:
by January 15, 2016

Letters of Admission sent by the beginning of February 2016.

Undergraduate programs with restricted admission (application directly to Freie Universität Berlin):
by July 15, 2016

Application via "hochschulstart.de" (only in German):

  • Applicants with university entrance certificate (Abitur or equivalent) dated before January 16, 2016 have to apply by May 31, 2016

  • Applicants with university entrance certificate (Abitur or equivalent) dated later than January 16, 2016 apply by July 15, 2016

Letters of Admission sent by the end of August 2016.

Studienkolleg
(preparatory course):
One-year course in a school-like setting with Feststellungsprüfung (assessment test - subject related university entrance qualification).

Externe Feststellungsprüfung (external assessment test - without attending the preparation course).

No admission for summer semester

-

All courses by July 15, 2016

All courses by March 15, 2016

Master´s programs

Application see here.

Doctoral programs

See here.

Lottery procedure
(online application only)

March 15 – April 1, 2016 September 15 – October 1, 2016

Studienplatztausch
(Exchange of study placements)

February 15 – April 10, 2016 August 15 – October 10, 2016

Entrance exam for those with professional qualifications

- May 31, 2016

Enrollment & registration

Summer semester 2016

Winter semester 2016/2017

For all combination bachelor's programs and single-subject bachelor's with restricted admission Deadline stated in Admission Letter

Enrollment for programs with no limited admissions (except combination bachelor's programs)

German students and foreign nationals with German education (Bildungsinländer) who fulfill all other requirements (such as language skills)

All others are required to apply via uni-assist for programs with no limited admissions within the deadline

February 1 – March 8, 2016

August 1 – September 8, 2016

Course registration (bachelor’s & master’s students) For information on registering, courses and examinations (deadlines and details), see Campus Management.
Studierfähigkeitstest Veterinärmedizin
(Aptitude Test Veterinay Medicine)
For students beginning their studies in winter semester: by written invitation only, see here.
Studierfähigkeitstest Pharmazie
(Aptitude Test Pharmacy)
For students beginning their studies in winter and summer semester: by written invitation only, see here.
Nebenhörer (visiting student, who is a full-time student elsewhere) April 18 – May 13, 2016 October 17 – November 14, 2016

Language tests (by invitation only)

Foreign language tests
(free of charge)
Deutsche Sprachprüfung DSH
(130,00 Euro)

Language Center (Sprachenzentrum, see "Sprachtests/Sprachtests Studienbewerber/innen" for dates, application and information).
For further information on the German language test for higher education (DSH) at Freie Universität Berlin, see DSH website (only in German).

Future dates

Summer semester 2017

Winter semester 2016/2017
 
 

Summer semester 2018

Teaching activity: April 18 - July 22, 2017

Teaching activity: October 16, 2017 - February 17, 2018
Holiday: December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Teaching activity: April 16 - July 21, 2018

Events for prospective and current students:

Informational event for Freie Universität students starting their programs during the summer semester 2016, with an introduction to Campus Management. Also suitable for master's students who have changed to Freie Universität :

  • Thuesday, April 5, 2016: 14:15 a.m.–16:45 p.m., Hörsaal 2, Habelschwerdter Allee 45 (in German)

Orientation days for international students at Freie Universität Berlin starting their programs during the summer semester 2016, with an introduction to Campus Management:

  • Thuesday, April 5, 2016: 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Hörsaal 1a, Habelschwerdter Allee 45 (in German and English) Schedule (pdf file)

Presentation (pdf file) Organization of Studies and Campus Management

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