FUB Established: 1948

Free University of Berlin

Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city of Berlin.

  • 34,000+
    Total Students
  • 21%
    International Students
  • EUR 9,528
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • EUR 6,729
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 57
    Students Per Staff

University Rankings

  • Times World University (THE)
    88
  • QS World Univesity
    130

Overview

The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation.

The principles of freedom and internationality have guided the university’s development ever since. Set in the leafy suburb of Dahlem in southwest Berlin, the university is home to more than 32,000 students and offers over 150 degree programmes. It has 17 collaborative research centres, an academic staff of almost 5,000 and partnerships with universities the world over, as well as seven international liaison offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, and Sao Paulo.

The research performed at Freie Universität is marked by excellence within disciplines and encouragement for interdisciplinary orientation, a broad variety of academic and scientific networks, and areas of focus that enjoy high international visibility and competitiveness.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 62% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 38% Students
  • EUR 7,492 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Free University of Berlin

Mono-Bachelor

  • Ancient Studies: Profile Area Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Classical Studies: Profile Classical Archeology
  • Classical Studies: Profile Prehistoric Archeology
  • Classical Studies: Profile Area of ​​Near Eastern Archeology
  • Classical Studies: Profile Area Egyptology
  • Business Administration
  • Educational science
  • biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • China Studies / East Asian Studies
  • German-French literature and culture studies
  • France studies
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Geological Sciences
  • History and culture of the Middle East: focus area Arabistics
  • History and culture of the Middle East: focus area Iranian Studies
  • History and Culture of the Middle East: Focus Area Islamic Studies
  • History and culture of the Middle East: focal area of ​​semitic studies
  • History and culture of the Middle East: focus on Turkology
  • Health Sciences (only via Charité)
  • computer science
  • Italy studies
  • Japanese Studies / East Asian Studies
  • Korean Studies / East Asian Studies
  • mathematics
  • media computer science
  • meteorology
  • North American studies
  • Horse Science
  • physics
  • political science
  • psychology
  • Economics

Core subject in the combined Bachelor

  • General and Comparative Literature
  • German philology
  • English philology
  • film Studies
  • French philology
  • story
  • Greek philology
  • Italian philology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Art History with a focus on Africa
  • Art history with a focus on Europe and America
  • Art history with a focus on East Asia
  • Latin philology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Dutch philology
  • philosophy
  • Journalism and communication science
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Spanish Philology with Latin American Studies
  • Language & Society
  • drama

Mono-Bachelor with teacher's option

  • Primary school education (with compulsory subject German and math)
  • Primary education with specialization special education

Core subject in combination bachelor with teacher training option

  • Biology for the Magisterium
  • Chemistry for the Magisterium
  • German philology
  • English philology
  • French philology
  • story
  • Greek philology
  • Computer Science for the Magisterium
  • Italian philology
  • Latin philology
  • Mathematics for the Magisterium
  • Philosophy Teacher
  • Physics for the Magisterium
  • Political Science for the Magisterium
  • special education
  • Spanish Philology with Latin American Studies

Module offer in the combined Bachelor

  • General and Comparative Literature
  • Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Egyptian archeology
  • Egyptian philology
  • Egyptology
  • Business Administration
  • Byzantine
  • China studies
  • Chinese
  • German philology
  • English philology
  • film Studies
  • French with / without previous language knowledge
  • French philology
  • Galician language and culture
  • story
  • History and culture of the Middle East
  • Greek literature in translation
  • Greek philology
  • Hebrew language
  • computer science
  • Italian with / without previous language knowledge
  • Italian philology
  • Japanese
  • Japanese studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Jewish history
  • Catalan language and culture
  • Catholic theology
  • Classical archeology
  • Korean
  • Korean studies
  • Art History of Africa
  • Art History, Europe and America
  • Art History, East Asian
  • Latin American studies
  • Latin philology
  • management
  • Middle Latin Philology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Dutch philology
  • North American studies
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • Portuguese (Portugal / Brazil) with / without previous language knowledge
  • Portuguese-Brazilian Studies
  • Prehistoric archeology
  • Journalism and communication science
  • study of religion
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Spanish with / without previous language knowledge
  • Spanish Philology with Latin American Studies
  • Language & Society
  • Languages ​​of Classical Antiquity - Greek
  • Languages ​​of Classical Antiquity - Latin
  • drama
  • Near Eastern Archeology

Module offer in Combi-Bachelor with teacher's option

  • Biology for the Magisterium
  • Chemistry for the Magisterium
  • German philology
  • English philology
  • French philology
  • story
  • Greek philology
  • Computer Science for the Magisterium
  • Italian philology
  • Catholic theology
  • Latin philology
  • Mathematics for the Magisterium
  • Philosophy Teacher
  • Physics for the Magisterium
  • Political Science for the Magisterium
  • Spanish Philology with Latin American Studies

Master's program

  • General and Comparative Literature
  • Arabic
  • Egyptology
  • Education Science
  • biochemistry
  • Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology / Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • China studies
  • Computational Sciences
  • German as a foreign language: cultural mediation
  • German-language literature with a focus on modern literature
  • German-language literature with a focus on older literature
  • Economics
  • English Studies: Literature, Language, Culture
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich Master's Degree Course in History, Theory and Practice of Jewish-Christian Relations
  • film Studies
  • Finance, Accounting and Taxation
  • Geographical development research
  • Geographic environmental research
  • Geological Sciences
  • History and Cultures of Ancient Near East Asia with a Focus on Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • History and cultures of ancient Near East with a focus on Near Eastern Archeology
  • history
  • Global History
  • computer science
  • Integrated Japan studies
  • Intellectual Encounters of the Islamic World
  • Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies
  • Iranian
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Judaism in Historical Context with the profile area Judaism in the Hellenistic-Roman and Islamic-Christian context
  • Judaism in Historical Context with the section Modern Judaism and Holocaust Studies
  • Classical archeology
  • Classical Philology
  • Korean Studies / East Asian Studies
  • Art history in a global context with a focus on Africa
  • Art history in a global context with a focus on Europe and America
  • Art history in a global context with a focus on East Asia
  • landscape Archeology
  • Management & Marketing
  • mathematics
  • Media and Political Communication
  • meteorology
  • musicology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Dutch Studies in an international context
  • North American studies
  • Eastern European studies
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • political science
  • Prehistoric archeology
  • Psychology with focus on clinical psychology and health psychology
  • Psychology with emphasis on social, organizational and economic psychology
  • Public Economics
  • Public History
  • Journalism and communication science
  • study of religion
  • Romance Literary Studies
  • Semitic
  • Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Sociology - European Societies
  • Linguistics (previously Languages ​​of Europe: Structure and Use)
  • dance Studies
  • drama
  • Turkologie
  • business computer science

Academic Life

  • 59 : 41
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 1,001-5,000
    Employees
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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