A warm welcome to new students joining us!
Applications must go to the local ERASMUS coordinator at your home university, who will make the selection and nominate the students for participating in the exchange program. Students having been selected should fill in the "ERASMUS Application Form" of our university.
At FU Berlin, the academic year is divided into two parts called semesters. The lecture period of the winter semester starts mid-October and extends to mid-February. The lecture time of the summer semester starts mid-April and ends around July 20. A number of courses are offered as blocks between each semester's lecture periods. This includes the intensive language courses. An exchange student usually will stay for one semester.
Exchange students are invited to attend all lectures and seminars which fit into their curriculum. Details and course descriptions can be found in the course catalog. The final list of classes for the winter semester usually is available in June, and the classes for the summer semester in January. As soon as the list is available, students should register on-line for the classes they want to take. For "Matrikelnummer", just enter "Erasmus-Student". If later you change your mind, please cancel your registration.
Some courses are given annually, but there are also additional courses which are given only occasionally or only once. The department's course catalog offers detailed information on the class offerings for each semester: The Module management system (MVS) lists all modules that are offered on a regular basis. The Information on the credit points for each course can also be found on the KVV portal under Site Browser. The last number in ECTS column represents the credit points for the corresponding study regulation.
Usually, lectures are given in German, English is the exception. The course language is specified in the course catalog in the course descriptions under the term "Unterrichtssprache/Course language".
You may enjoy support provided by the our Tutor for International students.
To obtain the transcript of records, fill in the form (English version, German version) with the courses you have taken and the exams that you have passed (or that you are planning to take), and bring it to the Erasmus Coordinator. It will take a while (several months) until the Transcript of Records is issued, because we need to wait until the grades are visible in our central system (Campus Management). The Transcript of Records will be sent to your home university, and if you wish, you can also get a scanned copy.
Usually, the grades are entered into our Campus Management system only after the make-up exam (the second exam for those who failed the first exam) is graded. If you don't intend to take part in the make-up exam, you can ask your teachers to enter your grades as soon as they are known, in order to speed up the process.