Short-Term Winter & Summer Study 

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)  

 German Language Class at FUBiS  (Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin)

German Language Class at FUBiS (Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin)

 Berlin Museumsinsel ( Image Credit:   Bernd Wannenmacher) 

Berlin Museumsinsel (Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher) 

FUBiS classes make use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources Berlin offers. Study and field trips to museums, memorials as well as political and cultural institutions are integral parts of the curriculum. In some classes students have the unique opportunity to attend specially organized and exclusive round-table discussions with decision makers, diplomats, and experts in their field of study.


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 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter. FUBiS offers subject classes and German language classes for learners from all levels of proficiency. Most classes are held in English by distinguished German and international faculty. favorite part about FUBiS was how organized the program was, like with scheduling our classes and scheduling side excursions for students to attend. What I loved about being in Berlin was the public transportation and how inexpensive the lifestyle can be in terms of food and shopping. I definitely would love to come back to Berlin to live and work here if anything. And I highly recommend this to people who want a really new experience.
— Gabrielle Pangilinan, FUBiS Alum

The FUBiS program offers students many choices:

  • Participation in either one semi-intensive German class or in one subject class.
  • Intensive German language classes. These classes meet every weekday and allow students to focus on and thus considerably improve their German skills.
  •  Combination of language and subject classes (term II/III). This allows students to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.
  • Combination of two subject classes (term II/III) which may count toward a major or minor at the home institution.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old to participate
  • Completed one year of college and university before the program, but applicant does not have to be enrolled at an university