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Freie Universität Berlin

  • Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-1
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1948
Total number of Students 37,483
Students at this campus 37,483
Semester contribution 311,99 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.0 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.7 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
35.1 %
Humanities, Languages
27.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
5.9 %
Other studies
12.2 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
43.9 %
Master's degree
23.5 %
Teacher qualification degree
16.8 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
11.9 %
Other types of degrees
4.0 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The library system of the FU supplies the members of the FU with information and information infrastructure through 9 cooperatively coupled library areas. It comprises a total of approximately 7 million printed media units, approximately 75,000 e-journals, over 730,000 e-books and 2,000 databases. At the beginning of 2018, the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) was organizationally merged with the library system. As a competence centre for e-learning, e-research and multimedia, CeDiS supports all FU institutions in the use of digital media and technologies in research and teaching. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, German as a Foreign Language, Persian. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin (HUB), Technischen Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), and Beuth University of Applied Sciences (BHT). The central facility for university sports of the Free University of Berlin offers a wide range of sports, workshops and sports trips as well as a differentiated program in the field of health promotion for all university members. Taking into account the mission statement of the university and on the basis of the goal agreement for the university sports, every semester, we arrange a comprehensive and high-quality selection of courses for more than 120 types of sports and with up to 800 individual events. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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