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Information for Exchange Students Studying at Freie Universität

Yes, you can! The university is currently planning on holding as many courses as possible on campus during the 2022 summer semester. However, there will still be a selection of courses being offered completely through digital formats. At this time, we are not planning on offering many hybrid options. The first day of classes is April 19, 2022, and classes end on July 23, 2022.

If you enroll in the 2022 summer semester, you can take online courses offered at Freie Universität without traveling to Germany. Please be aware that there will only be a limited number of online courses and that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to fulfill your course requirements for your home institution solely through online coursework. German language courses offered during the semester will only be taught in person.

Please inform the student mobility team for incoming students at incoming@fu-berlin.de as soon as possible before the beginning of the semester if you do not intend to travel. We do not recommend undertaking an entire semester online at Freie Universität Berlin.

If you were planning on studying abroad at Freie Universität Berlin during the 2022 summer semester, you are welcome to postpone your plans and come during the 2022/2023 winter semester.

Please let us know if you do wish to postpone by email at incoming@fu-berlin.de You should also inform your home institution and let them know that they need to nominate you again for the 2022/2023 winter semester.

Please be aware of the current obligations for quarantine and reporting if you are coming from a country designated as a risk area. You can find the current regulations here.

If you want to know the specific travel regulations for entry into Germany from your country, which vaccinations are considered valid in Germany, or similar information, please visit the following websites: 

If you are required to go into quarantine, you may not visit the campus of Freie Universität during that period. You may only take part in digital classes and online exams.

Students are now allowed to enter the country to commence their studies at a German university or for study-abroad stays. You must have an acceptance letter from your host university to show upon entry. You do not need to provide documentation stating that in-person coursework is necessary for your program since universities are now regularly offering a mix of online and on-site courses and exams. You can find more information on this topic here.