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Academic Calendar

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Semester, application and enrolment dates

Please beware that dates may change due to the current events.

Academic calendar

Summer semester 2020

Winter semester 2020/21

Semester duration

April 1 – September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Teaching activity

April 20 – July 18, 2020 November 2, 2020 - February 27, 2021

Holidays

  December 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Feast Days

April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) 
April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday) 
May 1, 2020 (May Day)

May 8, 2020 (Day of Liberation)
May 21, 2020 (Ascension Day)  
June 1, 2020 (Whitmonday)

October 3, 2020
(Day of German Unity)

Re-registration

For winter semester 2020/21: by July 17, 2019 For summer semester 2021: by February 19, 2021
Application for semester on leave Latest June 2, 2020 Latest November 30, 2020
No teaching activity From July 20, 2019 From February 22, 2020

Application

Summer semester 2020

Winter semester 2020/21

Dates may change due to current events.

Undergraduate prograes
(all combination bachelor's programmes,
first semester and advanced)

Information on whether you are
required to apply to Freie Universität
Berlin directly, or via uni-assist, or via
"hochschulstart.de" (only in German)
please see International Students.

Undergraduate programmes with restricted admission (application directly to Freie Universität Berlin): by January 15, 2020

Application via “hochschulstart.de (only in German) for undergraduate programs with summer semester admission:
by January 15, 2020

Letters of Admission sent by the beginning/middle of February 2020.

Undergraduate programmes with restricted admission (application directly to Freie Universität Berlin):
by August 20, 2020

Application via "hochschulstart.de" (only in German):

  • Applicants with university entrance certificate (Abitur or equivalent) dated before January 16, 2020 have to apply by June 31, 2020
  • Applicants with university entrance certificate (Abitur or equivalent) dated later than January 16, 2019 apply by August 20, 2020

 

Letters of Admission sent by the end of August 2020.

Studienkolleg
(preparatory course):
One-year course in a school-like setting with Feststellungsprüfung (assessment test - subject related university entrance qualification)


 No admission for summer semester

All courses by August 20, 2020 via "uni-assist"

Externe Feststellungsprüfung (external assessment test - without attending the preparation course).

Latest March 15, 2020

No admission for winter semester

Consecutive Master's programs

Application see here.

  
 starting May 4th 2020
restricted admission  until June 30th 2020
unrestricted admission  until August 15th 2020
Master of Education  Application see here. starting July 1st 2020
 until August 15th 2020

Continuing Master's programs

Application see here.

Doctoral programs

See here.

Lottery procedure
(online application only)

- September 29 - October 05, 2020

Studienplatztausch
(Exchange of study placements)

until lectures begin until lectures begin

Entrance exam for those with professional qualifications (application deadline)

  Latest May 28, 2020

Enrollment & registration

Summer semester 2019

Winter semester 2020/21

For all combination bachelor's programs and single-subject bachelor's with restricted admission Deadline stated in Admission Letter

Enrollment for programs with no limited admissions (except combination bachelor's programs)

German students and foreign nationals with German education (Bildungsinländer) who fulfil all other requirements (such as language skills)

All others are required to apply via uni-assist for programs with no limited admissions within the deadline

February 3 - March 6, 2020

July  1 - September 7, 2020

Course registration (bachelor’s & master’s Students) For information on registering, courses and examinations (deadlines and details), see Campus Management.
Studierfähigkeitstest Veterinärmedizin
(Aptitude Test Veterinay Medicine)
For students beginning their studies in winter semester: by written invitation only, see here.
Studierfähigkeitstest Pharmazie
(Aptitude Test Pharmacy)
For students beginning their studies in winter and summer semester: by written invitation only, see here.
Nebenhörer (visiting student, who is a full-time student elsewhere) April 14 – May 12, 2020 October 19 – November 13, 2020

Language tests (by invitation only)

Foreign language tests
(free of charge)

Deutsche Sprachprüfung DSH
(130,00 Euro)

Language Center (Sprachenzentrum, see "Sprachtests/Sprachtests Studienbewerber/innen" for dates, application and information).

For further information on the German language test for higher education (DSH) at Freie Universität Berlin, see DSH website (only in German).

Future dates

Winter semester 2020/21

Teaching activity: November 2, 2020 - February 27, 2021

Holidays: December 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Summer semester 2021

Teaching activity: April 12 - July 17, 2021

Events for current students

Informational event for Freie Universität students starting their programs during the summer semester 2019, with an introduction to Campus Management. Also suitable for master's students who have changed to Freie Universität:

  • Monday, April 1, 2019: 10:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. at lecture hall 2, Rost- und Silberlaube, Habelschwerdter Allee 45 (Cancelled!)

Orientation days for international students at Freie Universität Berlin starting their programs during the winter semester 2019, with an introduction to Campus Management:

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019: start at 10:00 a.m. at lecture hall 2, Rost- und Silberlaube, Habelschwerdter Allee 45 (in German and English) (Cancelled!)

 

Informational event for prospective students