BERLIN: Freie Universität Berlin
- Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
- Spring Semester - Early January - Mid April
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
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This program offers an academic calendar consisting of two regular American-style Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-April) semesters, followed by the possibility of enrollment in the FU's Sommersemester (April-July) for students with German language skills at the upper-intermediate or advanced level.
Students are required to enroll in German language, offered at all levels, during the Fall and Spring semesters (6-8 credit hours for intensive instruction at all levels and 3-4 credit hours for non-intensive instruction at the beginner level). Additionally, a menu of non-language courses (3 credit hours) taught mostly in English by expert faculty, covering such topics and disciplines as cultural studies, art history, comparative literature, the European Union, German history, German and European politics, sociology/psychology, film studies, legal studies, architecture, environmental studies, transatlantic relations, business, music history, and philosophy are offered. Students enroll in the non-intensive German language course plus 3 English instruction courses for a total of 16 NU credits. Students can elect to take an intensive German language program that is worth 2 courses of language credit and supplement this with 2 English instruction subject courses for a total of 16 NU credits.
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FU BEST is one of Germany's premier institutions of higher education, founded in 1948, with an enrollment of circa 32,000 students. It has a strong international profile, featuring leadership in international education, a large percentage of foreign students, and numerous partnerships with foreign universities (especially in the U.S.) and is located in Berlin's charming southwestern sector, yet with easy access to the city's center. In 2007, after an intense, nation-wide competition, the Freie Universitaet Berlin became one of only nine German universities to be awarded the status and predicate as "institution of excellence" in higher education by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In the "Excellence Initiative" competition, involving the DFG and the German federal government and entailing the prospect of extensive additional funding, the FU won the highest number of grants and was selected for its outstanding graduate programs, excellent research clusters, and successful internationalization strategy.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Non-native-English-speakers may be requested to submit English test scores along with their application. For TOEFL, the score should be minimall
- Online OISP application
- FUBEST application -http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/fubest/doku/Application_2012.pdf?1344939655;
- Review and Agree to the General Terms and Conditions of Business
- Official Transcript
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- 2-Passport photos
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students can choose between a homestay option where breakfast and dinner are included or a fully furnished, single-occupancy studio apartment. Meals are not included in the apartment option.
Berlin is a dynamic, multicultural, Central European metropolis with 3.4 million inhabitants that has a rich and dramatic past, spanning many centuries and the ups and downs of German history. It offers a spectacular diversity of cultural offerings, featuring countless museums and world-renowned orchestras, opera houses, and theaters, ample recreational opportunity in parks, forests, and at the area's many lakes, and a first-class public transportation network, plus convenient access to various destinations in Germany and throughout (Central) Europe.