About FU

Freie Universität Berlin (FU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Berlin, Germany. As a part of European University Association (EUA), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Hochschulrektotrenkonferenz (HRK), FU is actively building the academic environment in Germany.

The university is ranked number 118 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

FU offers master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Berlin, Germany
Establishment year
International students
Rating QS 2023

FU tuition fees

The academic calendar at FU is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At all public universities in Germany, tuition is free. Students pay only a semester fee, which is about 642 USD per year. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semester fee
642 USD/year

Master's degree in FU

To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 60. IELTS — 4.5 or higher.


Doctorate degree in FU

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 100 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.


FU campus

The campus of the educational institution is suburban. The advantages of such a location include the ability to quickly get to the city, access to various types of recreation (in nature and in the city) and a close-knit student community. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at FU. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

FU graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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