Please note: The following information only applies to candidates for one of the direct exchange programs of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at FU Berlin. Erasmus students should contact the FU Berlin Erasmus office.
We are happy you chose FU Berlin for your stay abroad and welcome your application.
Please send the following application documents to the department/person from your home university responsible for the direct exchange program with the Department of Political and Social Sciences at FU Berlin.
For non-native speakers of English or German either a German or English Test is required, as the courses offered at FU Berlin are in German or English. The following proof of language skills will be accepted:
On the basis of these documents your home university nominates the candidates for the direct exchange programs and forwards your application documents.
Upon approval of your application by the Admission Committee of the respective exchange program, you may continue with registration.
Please carefully plan your stay at FU Berlin well ahead of your travel to Berlin. Formalities regarding enrollment, residence permits, visa, etc. can be handled more quickly if you bring along all required documents.
Please note that in order to obtain an entry visa or a residence permit for study purposes, it may be necessary to prove that you have a monthly amount of 600-700 EUR at your disposal, independent of possible employment.
Within the direct exchange Master’s degree programs, Freie Universität Berlin does not charge any tuition fees (Studiengebühren) except for “semester fees and contributions” covering:
Please make the following documents available for enrollment (originals only):
For the Master’s Degree in International Relations
Head of Coordination Office / Study and Examination Office
For the Master’s Degree in International Relations Online
Joint Master’s degree program with the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Senior Program Manager