Prospective international students with international higher education entrance qualifications who would like to apply for a program at Freie Universität Berlin need to send their applications to the University Application Service for International Students (uni-assist), which reviews whether applications meet the formal requirements. Freie Universität Berlin decides whether to admit the student. A fee for the preliminary application review is charged by uni-assist.
If you are applying for professional studies (Fachstudium), you are required to provide proof of a minimum level of German language skills, for example with any of the following certificates:
For detailed information on proof certificates, equivalencies, and language tests, please click here.
Freie Universität Berlin's Language Center/Sprachenzentrum (in German) offers pre-semester and summer classes for advanced students. It also has an Independent Language Learning Center (pdf-file), which is a useful resource. The academic programs designed for international students, FUBiS and FU-BEST include German language classes at different levels. To prepare for the TestDaF or for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) German classes can be taken at the Goethe-Institut, at private language schools in Germany, or in the student's home country. The DAAD provides further information on German Language.
Several further education institutions in Berlin offer German language courses. Please check the following website of the Berlin Adult Education Center ("Volkshochschule") (in German), which has branches in every Berlin district and offers a wide range of courses besides languages.
German courses can also be downloaded at:
>>B.A. Media and Communication Studies
The bachelor’s program Media and Communication Studies requires English language skills on level B1 GER (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Proof of these language skills must be provided as part of the application. For detailed information on proof certificates and equivalencies, please click here.
>>M.A. Media and Political Communication
The master’s program Media and Political Communication requires English language skills on level B2 GER (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Proof of these language skills must be provided as part of the application. For detailed information on proof certificates and equivalencies, please click here.
Freie Universität Berlin offers a lot of information for international prospective students in the prospectus "Meet the World. International Student Mobility at Freie Universität" (pdf-file) and on its websites International Students and International Education & Research. Further useful information can be found on the homepages of the German National Association for Student Affairs (Deutsches Studentenwerk) and the Berlin Office for Student Affairs (Studentenwerk Berlin). The Higher Education Compass provides extensive information on Germany's higher education institutions. The German foreign broadcasting service, Deutsche Welle, provides general information on Study in Germany too.