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Language requirements

German skills on a high level are an essential precondition for studying at our department as most of the courses of our bachelor’s program as well as of our master’s programs are taught in German. For detailed information on required German language skills for studying and applying at Freie Universität Berlin please click here.

Further useful information on German skills are offered on the homepage Study in Germany by the DAAD.

English language skills must be proven by appropriate evidence. On the central pages of the Freie Universität Berlin you will find further information on the proof of English language skills for

Applicants with a foreign university degree must also provide proof of German language skills. You can find further information here.

Freie Universität Berlin's Language Center offers pre-semester and summer classes for advanced students. It also has an Center for Independent Language Learning, which is a useful resource. 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 prospective student's home country. Further useful information on German skills are offered on the homepage The German language.

Several further education institutions in Berlin offer German language courses. Please check the following website of the Berlin Adult Education Center ("Volkshochschule"), which has branches in every Berlin district and offers a wide range of courses besides languages.

German courses can also be downloaded at: