About Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) and
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
These international short-term study programs include German language instruction as well as a large selection of (especially English-language) subject courses. Participants can choose between a semester-long program or the summer/winter program. For more information visit www.fubest.org and www.fubis.org. Both programs have been awarded the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) quality seal by the Forum on Education Abroad. In 2019 they welcomed a total of 934 students from over 40 countries to Freie Universität Berlin.
As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, the programs also offer academic online programs awarding internationally recognized ECTS credits as well as free online public lecture series. The online offers from FU-BEST and FUBiS were recognized in 2020 by the initiative “Germany 'Land of Ideas': Beyond Crisis”.