Tuition-free education offers students the freedom to explore, discover, and embrace endless possibilities. Students develop independence, cross-cultural communication, and leadership skills, necessary for our increasingly interconnected world.
Studying for a full degree requires sufficient knowledge of the German language and a university entrance qualification.
Most undergraduate degree programs are offered in German, with the exception of the North American Studies program at Freie Universität Berlin.
- German language requirement: Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich
- The university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) is a criterion that consists of a 3.0 GPA, SAT 1300 / ACT 29 composite minimum scores, or an IB diploma that fulfills Germany’s IB requirements. Direct admission is not limited to these combinations. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) database on admission requirements help applicants verify if their qualifications are recognized in Germany.
Students also have the option to take a one year preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for direct admissions.
After verifying the status of your university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung), look at the specific steps needed to apply to Freie Universität Berlin or LMU Munich.
- For degrees and specific requirements with Freie Universität Berlin
- For degrees and specific requirements with LMU Munich
If you attend a German School or partner school abroad and will be graduating with an Abitur, the same regulations are valid as for German applicants. Start to explore the sections for “Schülerinnen und Schüler” at Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.
Helpful Resources on Obtaining A Bachelor's Degree
- Application Process Video - Study in Germany
- Bachelor's Abroad - The NYTimes
- Financing your studies - DAAD
- "How To Study in Germany" - Study in Germany
- Studying in Germany Resources - Deutsches Studentenwerk