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General information regarding your stay in Berlin can be found on the Website of the general Erasmus office of Freie Universität Berlin: http://www.fu-berlin.de/studium/international/studium_fu/auslandssemester/erasmus_in/infos_incomingstudents/index.html

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You can find the OSI-course catalogue here: http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv/fach?id=150000&sm=62059. Important: The course catalogue for the next winter term will not go online before September; the course catalogue for the summer term usually goes online in late February or March. Unfortunately, there is no English version of the OSI course catalogue. Please take into account that we do not ...

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Generally, the majority of courses have to be chosen from the political science course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis). With few exceptions, all courses in the political science course catalogue can be taken. Courses with the addition “PS/TWA” (for information please see the next question) are only adequate for students in the first semester and may NOT be taken by Erasmus students. ...

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The OSI offers different kind of courses. One type of course is the lecture (“Vorlesung (V)”), which provides you with an introductory overview of the respective study area. Generally, the assignment you have to complete to receive a certificate of achievement (“Leistungsschein”) in this type of course is a written exam. There is also the tutorial (“Tutorium (T)”) and the exercise ...

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In the BA and MA programs some courses are regularly held in English and in other languages. However, this offer varies each semester. In the most cases the language of the course is indicated in the commented course catalogue (KVV: http://www.fu-berlin.de/vorlesungsverzeichnis/ss12/pol-soz/009002001001001001.html) in brackets behind the respective course title or in the outline of the course. ...

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The number of ECTS points obtained at the OSI differs according to the type of seminar you choose and the type of assignment you complete. If you complete an introductory seminar (“Proseminar” (PS)), a project seminar ("Projektkurs" (PK)), an advanced seminar (“Hauptseminar” (HS)) or a lecture (“Vorlesung” (V)) with a certificate of participation (“Teilnahmeschein”) you will ...

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In general, the required work for a certificate of achievement (“Leistungschein”) is more complex than the one for a participation certificate (“Teilnahmeschein”). The latter is awarded with 3 ECTS for your general participation in the specific course, which usually means regular attendance, literature reading and a presentation, if required, as well as sometimes a review (for the ...

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For some courses, both two- and four-hour lasting written exams are offered. The reason for this is that courses are held for students of different study programs and they often require distinct examinations. You may choose which exam you want to take. You will receive 7 ECTS if you pass one of them.

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Erasmus students in political science cannot sign up on Campus Management. Course instructors will fill in a certificate on paper (“Schein”) at the end of the semester. This Schein must contain information on the title of the course, the course number, the type of the course, and on the kind of assignment (written exam, oral examination etc.) you have completed. If you finish a course with a ...

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Setting up the certificates needs time. You can leave before you get them, but you have to talk to your lecturers to clarify the transmission of the certificates to you.

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Your Transcript of Records (ToR) is issued at the end of your studies at FU Berlin, once you have collected all of your grades and certificates ("Scheine"), and only upon your request. Please forward your "Scheine" to the OSI Erasmus Team, either via email (PDF format only!) or in person. If you have left Berlin already and are still waiting for "Scheine", you can ...

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The Learning Agreement is a contract (study contract) between an exchange student, the sending university and the receiving university. The receiving university's coordinator agrees (preliminarily) to the student's choice of courses prior to her or his arrival in Berlin on the Learning Agreement, ensuring their availability for attendance. Then, the sending university confirms that this study ...

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Yes, it is possible to complete an internship. Please contact the Career Service for detailed information: http://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/career/angebot_studierende_und_absolventen/auslandspraktika_europa/erasmus/index.html (Unfortunately the website information is only in German available. If you need any help please contact the Career Service office.) 

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No, we cannot give you credits for internships completed during your stay in Berlin. You will have to ask for credits at your home university.

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Blackboard is an online teaching and learning platform that many of our course instructors use for their seminars or lectures. When you "enroll" to a class on Blackboard, you gain access to important course content uploaded by the course instructor. This usually includes readings, the syllabus, announcements, etc. You mostly will need a password to access this information. This password will be ...

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The module system (one lecture + one seminar = 10 ECTS) does not apply to Erasmus students. Only regular FU students need to complete modules. Erasmus students pick single courses according to their own interest and requirements set by their universities. For each course they can get either 3 or 7 ECTS.

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 23.10.2013

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