Freie Universität Berlin Summer

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer University is an intensive short-term program for international students offered by Freie Universität Berlin. During three terms per year, FUBiS offers subject courses in English and German language courses at all proficiency levels.

All courses make use of the city and its manifold resources (extended classroom principle). FUBiS also arranges for housing, extra-curricular activities and other services. Freie Universität Berlin International Summer University is an intensive short-term program for international students offered by Freie Universität Berlin. During three terms per year, FUBiS offers subject courses in English and German language courses at all proficiency levels. All courses make use of the city and its manifold resources (extended classroom principle). FUBiS also arranges for housing, extra-curricular activities and other services.

Key information

Location

Berlin, Germany

Language

English

Semester

Spring, Summer

Program type

External

Application information

Application status

Closed

S19 deadline

Already passed

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

S20 applications

Opens Nov. 1, 2019
Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020

Program details

The program offers German intensive and semi-intensive language courses at all levels as well as other courses across various subject areas, 2019 program below:

Track A

  • The interplay of cultures, food, eating and drinking: the case of Berlin
  • Creating a Solo Performance: Berlin Cabaret/Kabarett
  • Berlin and the Digital Music Era

Track B

  • History of European Art: Centers, Protagonists, and Cultural Identities
  • Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany
  • Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • Europe, Migration, Refugees

For detailed course descriptions and for updates on the 2020 program click here.

Program structure:

  • An A-Track language course can only be combined with a B-Track subject course.
  • An A-Track subject course can only be combined with a B-Track subject course.
  • The number of participants in each course is limited to 18 (15 in language courses).

6 ECTS = 1 UCalgary half course (3 units)

Tuition for one subject course or one semi-intensive German language course is included in the scholarship (see cost and funding). Another course can be added but tuition would be charged by host university.

The program runs from late May to early July. For details click here

  1. Costs

    Because this is not an exchange program, students are not charged any tuition or fees at UCalgary.

    Remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    This opportunity is supported by a scholarship of 3500 Euros ($5330).

    Each scholarship includes the FUBiS program fee, tuition for a subject course or a semi-intensive German language course, accommodation in single apartments, as well as an insurance package. A travel allowance will also be included. 

    An additional course can be added but tuition would be charged, for details click here.

    Because this is not an exchange program, students are not eligible for the Study Travel Grant.

FUBiS arranges appropriate off-campus accommodation for the duration of the program as an optional service at the student’s request. Accommodation options can be chosen during the registration process. For more information click here.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the U of C, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

The program offers many excursions in Berlin and to other Germany cities. For details click here.


Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

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Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Saskia Schaelicke

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.

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International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.