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International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

FUBiS is an intensive, academic program of Freie Universität Berlin that allows students to gain first insights into German culture and language while earning 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. Every year, these academic courses attract about 500 students from over 60 countries, making FUBiS  the largest multidisciplinary summer and winter university in Germany.

Alongside German language courses at five different levels of proficiency, and subdivided into three time blocks (terms), FUBiS offers numerous courses in history, politics, German language and literature studies, architecture and art history. The subject classes focus on Berlin, Germany, and Europe. All courses except for the German language and literature courses are held in English. Most classes are held in English by distinguished German and international faculty. FUBiS is intended for first-year students as well as for graduates.

Making the most of all that Berlin has to offer, action-packed excursions and study visits are an integral part of all courses.

Click here for a course overview of Term II 2019 and here for a course overview of Term III 2019.

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.

You can now register for FUBiS Term II 2019 and FUBiS Term III 2019 by using the FUBiS Online Registration Form. Registration via fax or postal mail is also possible. You will find further information on the registration process by fax or postal mail here

For more information on the registration process please click here.