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Free University of Berlin Admissions 2024: Acceptance Rate & Deadline

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Free University of Berlin application deadline for the Winter semester is July 15, 2024

The admissions process at the Free University of Berlin is extremely tough, with an annual acceptance rate of 15%. 33,500 students attend the institution, with 13% enrolled in foreign bachelor's programs, 29% in master's programs, and 38% in doctorate degree programs. For admission to the Free University of Berlin, candidates with a foreign university entrance qualification must submit an online application through uni-assist. Admission to the bachelor's programs at the Free University of Berlin requires a high school diploma. For university entrance as graduate applicants, undergraduate degrees are required.

Free University of Berlin 2024 Admission Highlights

Particulars 

Requirements 

Application Portal

Official Website

Application Fee

EUR 75

Acceptance Rate 

15%

ELP Tests Accepted

IELTSTOEFL 

German Tests

Advanced Placement / DSH / TestDAF

Read: Study in Germany - Colleges, Eligibility & Scholarships

Whch FU Berlin courses are you interested in?

FU Berlin has 16 academic departments and central institutes that offer over 150-degree programs across a wide range of subjects. It has 73 undergraduate degree programs, 105 master’s programs, and 52 doctoral programs.

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

M.A. (55 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 0

MS (20 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 0

MIM (4 Courses)

2 years

INR 0

Others UG (5 Courses)

3 years-66 months

INR 0

B.Pharma (1 Courses)

4 years

INR 0

B.A. (41 Courses)

3 years-42 months

INR 0

BDS (1 Courses)

5 years

INR 0

Others PG (14 Courses)

2 years

INR 0

B.E. / B.Tech (3 Courses)

3 years

INR 0

B.Sc. (14 Courses)

3 years

INR 0

MBBS (1 Course)

75 months

INR 0

B.J.M.C. (3 Courses)

3 years

INR 0

LL.B. (1 Course)

5 years

INR 0

BBA (2 Courses)

3 years

INR 0

B.Ed (1 Course)

3 years

INR 0

LL.M. (1 Course)

1 year

INR 8.49 L

What are the admission dates for FU Berlin 2024 intake?

The university offers 2 intakes you can take admissions in any of them according to your preferences:

Intake 

Application deadline 

Fall

Apr 1, 2024

Spring 

Nov 1, 2024

 

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  • Accepting Exams: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE

Free University of Berlin Admission FAQs

Q:   Is it hard to get into Free University of Berlin?

A: 

The admissions process at the Free University of Berlin is extremely tough, with an annual acceptance rate of 15%. 33,500 students attend the institution, with 13% enrolled in foreign bachelor's programs, 29% in master's programs, and 38% in doctorate degree programs. The Free University of Berlin does not specify any particular criteria for consideration of a student profile. However, it looks for a student with a strong academic record, practical/work experience in the relevant field, and varied interests. Language proficiency tests are compulsory, as most of the courses are taught in German. Also, it will be useful for students to communicate and move around the city. Yet, getting admission is quite challenging, mainly due to the high volumes of applications and competitive applicant pool.

 

Q:   What are the eligibility requirements at Free University of Berlin?

A: 

For undergraduate programs, FU Berlin requirements differ depending on the course and major. It accepts 10+3 years of education degree, i.e., either a grade 12 qualification and a one or two-diploma in the respective subject or a grade 10 qualification with a three-year diploma. For international applicants, a German language proficiency test score is compulsory as all UG programs are offered in German only. The university accepts any one of these as proof of German language proficiency:

For the Mono-Bachelor North American Studies course, any one of the English proficiency test scores is required:

Note: Exact score requirements will vary depending on the course. Check the official website for more details.

For graduate programs, each department has different admissions requirements. Thus, score requirements will vary as per course or choice of major apart from a mandatory bachelor’s or master’s degree, which should be equivalent to the country’s standard of education. German or English proficiency tests are required depending on the medium of instruction of the selected course. Check the respective school website for details.

Test Name

Scores 

English proficiency tests accepted

TOEFL: 80 or higher

Or
IELTS: Overall 5.0 or higher

Or

Cambridge CAE/CPE: B2 or higher

German proficiency tests accepted

DSH

Or

TestDAF

Or

German proficiency in CEFR: C1 or higher

Apart from this, some standardized test scores may be mandatory for particular courses, while some courses may be test-optional. Check the website for details.

 

Q:   How can I practice Speaking section of IELTS?

A: 

By using correct vocabulary and right pronunciation IELTS speaking become easy to learn. Speaking in IELTS exam is the most scoring section you can learn more about  IELTS Speaking and attain the desired marks.

 

Q:   What GPA do you need for Free University of Berlin?

A: 

Candidates must have successfully completed at least two semesters of university- or college-level coursework at their home institution, and they must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (students with GPAs below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but admission cannot be guaranteed until their overall qualifications are more carefully examined).

 

Q:   How to apply at FU Berlin?

A: 

For UG

You can apply to FU Berlin through the Uni-assist portal. Uni-assist takes three to four weeks to process your application and forward it to the university. Thus, the university advises students to apply well in advance. There is no interview involved, and you can track your application status through the Uni-assist only.

For PG

International students need to apply through the Uni-assist portal only. The process is similar to that of undergraduate admissions. No interview is required. For international students with an existing FU Berlin degree, the admission process can be done through its application portal. For more information on this, visit the university website and follow the given instructions.

 

Q:   How long is the processing time for FU Berlin?

A: 

The processing of an application typically takes four to six weeks, however, it can take even longer towards the end of the application period. To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application at least four weeks before the deadline.

For undergraduate programs, the university generally releases its decisions by:

Undergraduate Programs

Intakes

Deadlines

Summer

February

Winter

August/September

For graduate programs, FU Berlin reverts to applications as PDF documents through the application portal.

Graduate Programs

Intakes

Deadlines

Summer

February-March

Winter

July or September

 

 

Q:   Is there any application fees for FU Berlin?

A: 

Students applying to undergraduate courses at FU Berlin through the Uniassist need to pay a non-refundable amount of EUR 75. For the first desired course of study, the application fee is EUR 75 through Uniassist, and for each additional course, it is an extra EUR 30. International graduate applicants need to apply through the Uniassist as well. Thus, the application fee is the same as for UG – EUR 75 (non-refundable).

 

Q:   How can I improve my IELTS writing skills?

A: 

To get a higher score, utilize more synonyms and words and phrases that aren't repetitive and have the same meaning as the words in the question. To learn more, go to  IELTS Writing.

 

Q:   What are the reading tasks of IELTS exam?

A: 

Ielts reading test require wide range of reading skills including gist, detail, skimming etc. you can learn more about the IELTS Reading Tips and Reading Tips for IELTS Diagram Label and acquire the IELTS band scores you seek.

 
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