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. In order to have acces to study-relevant systems, e.g. Blackboard, an application must be submitted to the Student Records an Registration Office. Then you will receive a letter about your account.
The approval of the course instructor must be obtained by the student. Please also include an enrollment certificate of your home university.
Informationen and Application:
Students Records and Registration Office
Tel.: +49 30 838-70000
office hours: see FU Info-Service Studium
U-Bahn Dahlem Dorf (U3)
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.
It is also possible to register for one lecture only.
Mo + Th 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30