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Application and Admission

FU Berlin im Winter

FU Berlin im Winter
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Please check if your background meets our mandatory admissions requirements!

Due to the regulations on the allocation of study placements of March 2017, the primary requirement is a bachelor’s degree containing

  • 20 credits in linguistics and
  • 20 credits in Germanic literatures.

Further details on admission requirements (in German)

Applicants without proof of these qualifications cannot be accepted!


Current application deadline

Please note:
***Applicants who graduated (BA) outside of the EU are urgently asked to upload the requested documents on uni-assist right at the beginning of the application period.  In order to apply for a visa, you need the confirmation mail issued by uni-assist that your application has been forwarded to FU Berlin.***


Accepted students will receive a written confirmation of admission with a deadline. Students must confirm acceptance of admission in written form by the deadline.

You can find detailed information in our FAQs (in German).