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Current information

Due to the current corona pandemic, the winter semester will start on the 2nd of November 2020.

Based on the current state of planning, the winter semester 2020/2021 will partially be online and partially take place on-site (first semester students will be prioritised for on campus courses). In case of visa restrictions, it will also be possible to choose classes that are offered online only.

Please, also regularly visit the FU Berlin website for current information. Answers to the most important questions on the impact of the coronavirus on studying, teaching and campus life can be found in the FAQs "Questions and Answers about the Novel Coronavirus". Further information on studies, examinations and teaching can be found on the website of the Study- and Examination Office of the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

The current program information as well as general information for students of the MA program "Sociology - European Societies" can be found here.

Please note that no office hours can take place on site and that the Institute of Sociology remains closed for the time being.

How to access literature from outside the Campus?
Connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) of Freie Universität Berlin:

1. Download the software “AnyConnect Client” (https://www.zedat.fu-berlin.de/VPN - choose your respective operating system)
2. Click on the AnyConnect-Icon. Choose the name of the VPN-Server (vpn.fu-berlin.de), then click connect.
3. Enter your username and password and press ok.

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