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Courses for international exchange students


If you study at Freie Universität Berlin for one or two semesters in the context of an exchange program (ERASMUS or direct exchange), you may sign up for our courses. The following pages will give you more information about the program.

Program: Courses in our program cover key aspects of German history, culture, and society in a European perspective, providing knowledge relevant to an understanding of current affairs, culture and everyday life in contemporary Berlin (and Germany more generally), help you acquire academic and intercultural skills which are useful in a German-speaking academic environment and give you more confidence regarding your spoken and written (academic) German and/ or academic English.You will find further information about the content of the program here.


  • All courses take place once per week (90 minutes, or equivalent online), with up to 23 students per course. At the end of the semester, there is a written exam. Students may obtain 5 ECTS credits per course.
  • As from the winter semester 22/23, all courses are open to students from all academic fields. 50% of the courses are taught in German (at B1 level), others in English (B2 level). The courses are designed for undergraduate students in their second/ third year. Postgraduate students are welcome, but are advised to check with theor home university whether they will get credits for these courses.
  • Here you will find the courses available in the coming semester.

Team: Here you will find information about the people: The coordinator, the student tutors, the lecturers and the secretary.

Questions about Campus Management and Registration?

Student assistants are happy to help: berlin.studis.helfen@gmail.com

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