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Application & Fees


Applicants need to have completed at least two semesters of university/college level studies at their home university/college and have a GPA of at least 3.0 (students whose GPA is below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but cannot be guaranteed admission until their overall qualifications are more closely reviewed). German language abilities beyond the Beginner level are recommended but not mandatory.

Please click here for the FU-BEST Internship application form (pdf).


Upon applying, students pay an application, a tuition, and a program fee (click here for more information on fees and what is included).

Cancellation and Refund Policies for 2023

A full refund of all fees paid (minus bank fees) is issued in case that:

  • The student is denied entrance to Germany to pursue a short-term internship abroad because of visa regulations affected by the pandemic.*
  • FU-BEST Internship has to be cancelled by Freie Universität Berlin before the start of the program (May 19, 2023).

The internship program will shift to an online format (with certain program elements subejct to cancellation depending on local safety guidelines), should a local or national COVID-19 lockdown after the start of the program (May 19, 2023) prevent the continuation of in-person proceedings.

* Please note that according documentation is required.