General information on the ERASMUS program you will find here.


The Institute of Sociology of Freie Universität Berlin holds exchange agreements with the following universities (courses in English are available at all universities unless stated otherwise).

Erasmus+ Institutions

Bangor University (Great Britain; English)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain; English, Spanish, Catalan)

New Partner (from academic year 2016/17): Universitatea din București (Romania; Englisch, French, Romanian)

Universität Fribourg, Europastudien (Switzerland; German, French)

Københavns Universitet (Denmark; English, Danish)

Universität Luzern (Switzerland; English, German)

Université Paris Descartes (France; French only)

Umeå Universitet (Sweden; English, Swedish)

University of Vienna (Austria; English, German)

Other Exchange Partnerships

Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow (direct exchange program; further information you can find here)

Information on further exchange programs you will find here.

Information for Incoming Students

At the Institute of Sociology you receive 3 ECTS points for completing a course with a certificate of participation. This requires regular and active participation, but no term paper or essays and your performance will not be graded in this case. If you complete a course with a certificate of achievement you will get 5 ECTS points. This requires a term paper or essays, an oral examination or a written test in addition. In this case your performance will be graded. If you attend courses at other FU institutions, such as language courses, you receive the number of ECTS points determined by the other institution. Please contact the ERASMUS coordinators of the respective departments or institutes for more information. 

Information for Outgoing Students



1st step: written application with the following documents:

  • application form
  • CV
  • letter of motivation
  • Transcript of Records
  • enrolment certificate
  • declaration/certificate of language skills

Please send your application to with the subject “Erasmus Application”.

2nd step: interview

Applicants are invited for an interview that usually takes place in the last week of teaching activities. You will be notified by email.


Application Deadline: January 31st (for winter and summer term).


Zsófia S. Ignácz Ph.D.

Institut für Soziologie, Raum 316