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Film Studies

General Information

In the list of partner universities, you can find information about whether it is possible to apply for your study phase (B.A. or M.A.). Some universities also offer an Erasmus+ stay as part of a Ph.D. program.

The Erasmus+ program allows you to study abroad either for one or two semesters. Please note the information provided by the host university whether it is possible to study one or two semester.

A two-semester stay abroad can only start in the winter semester; a one-semester stay abroad can start either in the winter or summer semester.

Please visit the websites of the universities for more information about their course offerings and term dates. Generally, academic calendars vary from university to university.


The application form can be downloaded starting November 15, on the website of the International Office, where you can also find further information on the Erasmus exchange program and application requirements:


After registering, you can save the form and fill it out in stages.

A complete application consists of the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae (in tabular form) with photo
  • Letter of motivation (2–3 pages) with a detailed explanation of your choice of host universities and description of your specific study interest
  • Current certificate of enrollment
  • Transcript of records (Overview Campus Management) and Abitur certificate
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language(s) of instruction at host university

Language Skills

The required language proficiency varies depending on the host country and partner university. You are generally required to submit proof of proficiency in the language of instruction. For more detailed information, please visit the website of your selected universities. In most cases, it is sufficent to submit a UniCert certificate or another certificate about courses or exams you have completed successfully. Please add your Abitur certificate to your application and indicate in the CV if you have spent longer periods abroad. It is also helpful to take a language test at the Language Center of Freie Universität Berlin to provide proof of your language proficiency.

Application Deadlines and Notification

The applications for the winter semester and the summer semester need to be submitted no later than

  • January 31

Please submit your application documents digitally at: erasmusthewi@zedat-fu-berlin.de

Only a complete application will be considered. Students will be notified no later than end of March.


If you study abroad as part of an Erasmus+ program, you will receive a tuition waiver for the tuition fees of the host university. Generally, you will receive a mobility grant which varies depending on country. The grant generally ranges from 330 to 450 euros/month. For up-to-date information, please visit Information on Mobility Grants.

Other funding possibilities are Auslands-BAföG or funding through the PROMOS program. Moreover, there are scholarships for funding your study abroad. You can research these scholarships using the StipendiumPlus Database.


If you have any questions about the application procedure, funding or technical issues, please contact the International Office at Freie Universität Berlin: outgoing-erasmus@fu-berlin.de

For specific questions about recognition for credit points earned abroad (ECTS Recognition), please contact the Erasmus+ Coordination Office in Film Studies at: erasmusfilm@film.fu-berlin.de