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Auditors (Nebenhörer und Gasthörer) at Freie Universität Berlin

1. Auditing students affiliated with a different university (Nebenhörer)

Students from other higher education institutions who wish to attend individual courses (not more than six hours a week per semester or one module) at Freie Universität Berlin may - upon request and with the approval of the course instructor - register as auditors (Nebenhörer/Nebenhörerin status). Auditing students from other universities are not considered members/students of Freie Universität Berlin, therefore they do not receive a student ID card or can apply for a student visa.

Applications for students from other higher education institutions, who wish to attend individual courses at Freie Universität Berlin (auditors) will be available at the end of April or beginning of May. We would ask, that you request your application from the Student Records and Registration Office no earlier than end of April, because it will take until than to determine in which form courses will take place. Please also see our website information on coronavirus an the updated FAQ`s on the effects on study and teaching.

Student Records and Registration Office

Next to: U-Bahnhof Dahlem Dorf (U3)
Iltisstraße 1
14195 Berlin
Tele­phone (In­for­ma­tion)

Office hours

2. Guest auditors (Gasthörer)

Guest auditors can attend lectures at the Freie Universität Berlin, high school diploma or other qualification are not required. However, as a guest auditor you do not obtain student status and must not take exams or acquire any kind of certificate. Attending lectures as a guest auditor is subject to a fee.

Before attending any lectures you will need to register with the GasthörerCard-Program office in the "Weiterbildungszentrum" at Freie Universität Berlin. This is also where you will receive the GasthörerCard which you will need to carry with you whenever you are on campus. In addition to special discounts at various cultural venues in Berlin, the GasthörerCard also offers special conditions when using services provided by the Freie Universität Berlin.

At the beginning of each semester the GasthörerCard-Program publishes a selection of lectures open to guest auditors in its GasthörerCard / Classic program. 

Furthermore, the GasthörerCard-Program also publishes a program containing a selection of courses especially designed for guest auditors with focus on art history, literature, music and theatre. This program operates independent from lectures provided at the university.

GasthörerCard-Programm (Weiterbildungszentrum)

It is also possible to register for one lecture only.

Otto-von-Simson-Str. 13
14195 Berlin
(030) 838 458 356 and 838 451414
Tele­phone (In­for­ma­tion)

Office hours

Mo + Th 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30