Incomings: An die Freie Universität Berlin kommen
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.
About Semesters and Courses
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 20th. 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. Current course descriptions can be found in the course catalog. The final list of classes for the winter semester is usually available in June, and the classes for the summer semester in January. See the separate description for an advanced view of future courses, plus information on the ECTS credit points.
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".
- Language requirements for ERASMUS incoming students
- The ERASMUS Team at the Student Exchange Office offers a lot of valuable information, in particular about German language courses and accommodation in dormitories.
- Contact the institute's Erasmus-Coordinator.
Tutor for International students and Mentoring
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.