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Information for Researchers and Staff

Since it was founded, Freie Universität Berlin has been cooperating with selected universities around the world. The university actively supports students and scholars who go abroad as part of their studies or research activities, both for shorter and longer periods of time. Furthermore, university staff is supported for exchange stays and education visits abroad.

The university's network of official partner universities has continued to grow. According to rankings by the most important intermediary organizations such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Fulbright Commission, Freie Universität Berlin is the premier location for visiting researchers.

Support Services for Third-Party-Funding

The Division of International Affairs provides advice and administrative support in preparing applications for DAAD and European Union mobility programs.

Project Funding / Flexible Funds

Project funding is focused on the establishment of cooperative international projects, especially with strategic partner institutions or within the Una Europa network, as well as the additional support for conferences at Freie Universität Berlin which are mainly financed through third-party funds.

Funding for Guest Researchers

Freie Universität Berlin offers a number of programs for the support of guest researchers from around the world.

Welcome services for international researchers

Every year a large number of top international researchers come as guests to Freie Universität Berlin.
We assist you with the various administrative tasks before and during your stay.

Support for Refugee and At-Risk Researchers

Researchers Going Abroad

At Freie Universität Berlin, research stays abroad are supported with numerous funding opportunities.

Staff Going Abroad

Also for staff of Freie Universität Berlin funding opportunities for stays abroad are available.

Liaison Offices

Freie Universität Berlin maintains a worldwide network of liaison offices. Their job is to support the university’s researchers in reaching out internationally.

Central Translation Office

The Central Translation Office supports Freie Universität Berlin’s internationalization strategy by offering translation and editing services.

Newsletter International

The Newsletter published by the Division for International Affairs provides regular updates about internal and external funding opportunities, events and important developments in international cooperation.