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Freie Universitat Berlin Short-term Study Abroad
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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English, German, Spanish
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Intensive Language
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Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Freie Universitat Berlin Winter University (FUBiS)

Location: Berlin, Germany
Program dates: 3 - 25 January 2018
Application deadline: 6 December 2017

Freie University FuBIS campus

Program description
FUBiS Term I is a three-week intensive academic program with courses held on three days per week for subject courses and four days per week for German-language courses for six hours each. This amounts to a total number of 48 contact hours for subject courses and 72 contact hours for German-language courses. Because of the intensive nature of these courses, it is not possible to combine two courses in our winter term (Term I).

View Freie Universitaet program website for full details.

Academic Information

Language: classes are instructed in English.
Academic credits: 4 ECTS per unit
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 CP

Relevant subject areas
- Arts and Social Sciences
- German language
- Political Science
- European Studies
- Anthropology

Courses available:
- More Than Just a Game - Football as a Philosophical, Anthropological, and Sociological Subject with Dr. Sven Rücker;
- Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective with Prof. Helen Hartnell
- European Studies with Dr. Ulrich Brückner. 

 FUBiS also offers semi-intensive German language courses on up to five proficiency levels. These language classes are instructed in German.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Berlin is a city of contrast and fusion: East meets West, history meets future, art meets underground. As a European center of politics, culture, and art, countless people are attracted to Berlin’s unique cultural vibrancy, sizzling creativity and raw charm.
Residents and visitors alike are fascinated by the traces of an eventful past that can be encountered almost everywhere in the city. Berlin offers unrivalled educational, intellectual, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy Berlin’s renowned museums, its monuments and memorials, its concert halls and opera houses, its theatres, its pubs and clubs.
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This is a Study Abroad program which means all students pay tuition and living expenses to FUBiS.

For FUBiS Term I 2018, a program fee of 250€ applies (approx. AUD$368). The early-bird discount on the program fee (50€ off) is available for registrations until 8 November 2017. The program fee includes many services such as enrollment and access to FU facilities, an official transcript, and extracurricular activities.
Semi-Intensive German Language Class OR Subject Class  €1,100 (approx. AUD$1,645)

View a comprehensive list of dates and costs.

View accommodation options and fees.

View excursion options.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided later this year. Applications are currently open for Jun-Aug 2018 programs!

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