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Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

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About Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

About FUBiS
The Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for three to six weeks and take place both in summer and winter.

Students can choose between subject courses (mostly taught in English) and German language and culture courses. The 50+ subject courses are offered within the fields of Architecture, Art History, Politics, Law, History, Media Studies, Economics, Sustainability, Literature, Philosophy, Film, and Music. German language and culture courses are available for up to five different levels of proficiency.

Field Trips
Field trips are an integral part of all our courses. In addition, FUBiS offers excursions such as to the Berlin Reichstag and a River Boat Tour through Downtown Berlin, or day and weekend trips to Potsdam, Dresden, and Leipzig.

Check out our FUBiS Film: https://youtu.be/3eRmybC6r9E

!! FUBiS Summer Program 2023 !!

Term II 2023 (June 3 - July 15), registration until May 6
- History of European Art: Local Traditions and Transnational Networks
- Economics of European Integration
- Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious as Seen Through the Visual Arts and Literature
- Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany
- Europe, Migration, Refugees
- “The Spectre of Revolution”: Resistance and Protest in Post-War Europe 1953-1989
- German Language and Culture | Semi-Intensive and Intensive German Language Courses (A1-C1)
- Flyer: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/FUBiS-Term-II-2023-Flyer.pdf

Term III 2023 (July 22 - August 19), registration until June 24
- Architecture in Berlin: A Walk through History
- Twentieth Century Berlin: People, Places, Words
- Global Challenges – Sustainable Futures
- Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany
- Race and Racism in Germany and Europe: History, Concepts and Current Disorders
- Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective
- Entrepreneurial Leadership in Berlin and Europe
- Europe, Migration, Refugees
- Berlin: Music and Sound in the Digital Age
- History of European Art: Travelling Artists and Artworks
- The Cold War
- Business & Society in Europe
- The European Union in the 21st Century: Internal and External Challenges
- International Finance
- Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart
- German Philosophy: From Kant to Habermas
- Sustainable Business: Strategy & Innovation
- Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
- The Making of Europe: From the 20th to the 21st Century
- German Language and Culture | Semi-Intensive German Language Courses (A1-C1)
- Flyer: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/FUBiS-Term-III-2023-Flyer.pdf

Program Highlights
• Gain ECTS credits and broader academic learning within an international environment!
• Expand your insight into specific German topics such as culture, business, politics, and literature.
• Complement your study with visits to memorials, museums, and cultural institutions or sessions with expert guest speakers.
• Enjoy free digital lectures on the FUBiS YouTube channel.
• Students can choose between different subject courses taught in English and German language & Culture courses from A1 to level C1.
• Study visits within Berlin and are an integral part of all our courses.


Read here what our students had to say about FUBiS Term II 2022:
• "It’s been one of the best experiences of my life, a 100%."
• "Really enjoyed the class. The professor was very passionate and knowledgeable and the excursions really contributed to the quality of the course."
• "My teacher was one of the most memorable and compelling teachers I‘ve had, covering immensely interesting material."

Read here what our students had to say about FUBiS Term III 2022:
• "Hearty appreciation to our course lecturer! She did a splendid job in organizing and preparing for our classes. She made us feel included and heard in every class. What a terrific teacher!"
• "I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot, it also inspired me for my future studies / carreer!"
• "Best class I’ve ever taken. Most passionate and engaging professor I’ve ever had. I never want to leave."
• "I am convinced that I have grown incredibly as a researcher, in these past weeks."
• “FUBiS is a great program and my class was great, I learned a lot of German and it was done in an enjoyable way!”

Further Information
For further information on the FUBiS program, tuition, registration, housing, and scholarships please visit www.fubis.org or contact [email protected]

Find, like and follow FUBiS on:
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/fubis.berlin
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/fubisberlin
• YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC869MCiGtKlcS10r1HFXgXA
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/fubis_berlin


Further customized offers of Freie Universität Berlin for international short-term students can be found here: https://www.global.campus.fu-berlin.de/
• Watch this video to learn more about studying at Freie Universität Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06zHXOz8e_o
• This video gives you insights into life in Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBei3hB9dmw
• Have a look at different housing options in Berlin in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyAG3RAKuFs

Additional Services

  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support


  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Student Residence
  • Shared Apartment

Work and Further Studies

  • Further academic studies available on campus


  • Film
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • University student social events


German Summer Courses

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This course is for students aged: 18-99

Location Type: University campus

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

FUBiS offers intensive and semi-intensive German language courses on up to five different levels of proficiency - ranging from absolute beginner courses for students with no previous knowledge of German to courses for advanced language learners who have successfully completed the intermediate level of German.

Semi-intensive German language courses take place 3 days a week whereas intensive German language courses take place every weekday. On four class days during the term you will go on a short course-related study trip and thus making use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources Berlin has to offer.

It is possible to combine a semi-intensive German language course with a subject course. For a detailed description of the different course levels and the various course combination possibilities, please visit the FUBiS website at www.fubis.org.


  • FUBiS_Flyer_2023.pdf
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  • FUBiS_Term_II_AND_III_2023_Flyer.pdf
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Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)


studied German Summer Courses

FUBiS Winter Sprachkurs DAF C1

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Amazing staff, great teachers and so much fun while learning abroad. I could really improve my German in my German language course. I met very nice people and got immersed in Berlin's culture. I would definitely do it again.

posted 4 years ago

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)


studied German Summer Courses

FUBiS Winter Sprachkurs DAF C1

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Amazing staff, great teachers and so much fun while learning abroad. I could really improve my German in my German language course. I met very nice people and got immersed in Berlin's culture. I would definitely do it again.

posted 4 years ago

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)


studied German Summer Courses

Loved it!

My experience as part of the FUBiS Winter program was amazing! I learned a lot, lived new adventures with great new friends and got to practice my German. It was the perfect way to spend my vacations in a productive way.

posted 4 years ago

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)


studied German Summer Courses



posted 6 years ago

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

Costa Rica   

A Great Experience in a Great City

Being part of FUBiS Term I 2014 was an experience I will never forget. I am a student form Costa Rica, and I love visiting new places and getting to know new cultures. While I was in Berlin, I took the course European Studies through FUBiS at Freie Universitat Berlin. I really enjoyed this class even though I was not very familiar with the subject matter. In fact, that was the reason why I decided to enroll in this class; I wanted to learn about the European Union and its diverse countries and cultures. I finished the program last January 25, and I can say I am totally satisfied with the course, FUBiS staff members and the people I had the opportunity to share with. One aspect that I want to highlight from the classes is that I had the opportunity to visit different important government-related buildings where we were able to understand the subject matter in a richer way. Another important feature of the program is that, even though I could count on the staff members to help me, it was really myself the one who had to experience different circumstances and learn from them. Besides, Berlin is a wonderful and safe city, which allows students to look for new adventures while still being able to complete the academic work successfully. Finally, and probably my favorite aspect of the program, I had met amazing people while in the program. It was so much fun to get together every day after school to share experiences or just to get to know each other a little more. I realized that, even though Spanish is spoken in most of the Latin American countries, we speak a totally different Spanish. I loved how we became friends in such a short time to the point that now I want to visit Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, and so many more countries. In sum, if you are looking for a multicultural, academically-enriching and personal traveling experience, I definitely recommend FUBiS International Summer and Winter University. As I said at the beginning, it's going to be an experience never to forget.

posted 9 years ago

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)


FUBIS Winter Term I

In January 2014 I had the great opportunity to participate in the Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) Term I 2014. The program took place from January 4 until January 25, 2014 and I took part in the course “European Studies“ with Professor Ulrich Brückner. My time in Berlin was really enriching, both academically and personally.
The “European Studies” course was very interesting and it sure did add a lot to my formation as an International Relations student. It was great being able to relate content learnt back home at my university with the classes in Berlin. In class, we had the opportunity to make individual presentations and discussions, which allowed each student to show his own point of view and also get to know the others better. In the afternoon excursions and talks, we were able to see the content learnt in class being put in practice by people who are in the field. For me this was really inspiring since we got to have unique talks and meet people I would never have the opportunity to meet if not through FUBIS.
Another great aspect of my FUBIS experience was having met so many different and amazing people. Because of FUBIS I now have friends all over the world. The course brought together people from different countries and backgrounds, which made us deal with these differences and also learn a lot with them. The daily basis contact with the other students in class and in the accommodation was a unique aspect of my FUBIS experience.
For me as a student the whole FUBIS program was really well organized since the subscription of the application until now (and I believe ever). We constantly received very informative emails which directed us what to do and when as well as the excursions, which went perfect. Besides, I was always well advised by the FUBIS Team, who was always were always very helpful and nice.
I had already been in Berlin before and I have always loved the city’s atmosphere. Being able to visit Germany’s capital again was great (even with the freezing temperatures!). I think Berlin is a great city for students and hope to come back as one as soon as possible. I’m looking forward to studying in Germany soon.
Moreover, I am very glad to be now a FUBIS ambassador in Rio. I hope to be able to share this experience with other students. Besides, I also aim to attend other FUBIS courses in the future. It was certainly an unforgettable experience, which allowed me to learn a lot and also have lots of fun.

posted 9 years ago



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