The Free University of Berlin (FUB) is one of Germany's top universities under the German Excellence Initiative. Ranked #1 in Germany for the study of the humanities.
FUBs academic year runs from mid-October to mid-July.
Opportunity for independent research or course work at FUB for one academic year. 4 positions open to IU graduates students. Students may also apply for one semester.
- Leading programs in the humanities, social sciences, health sciences and natural sciences
- Strengths in area studies
- Some courses in English. Strong German language proficiency required
A six-week intensive German language course will be offered before the beginning of the winter semester. Basic knowledge of German is required. For further details, please check www.fu-berlin.de/deutsch-vorkurs. The course fee will be approximately 500€.
German language courses which are offered during the semester are free of charge. Again, basic German language proficiency is required. If you wish to participate in a German language course, you have to take a placement test which is offered during the orientation period shortly before the semester starts. Without this test, exchange students are not eligible to take language classes.
Apartments are provided or students may choose to find their own housing.
You may apply if you
- Are a graduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- Have a clear research agenda or course of study that can be accommodated by FUB
- Have high German language proficiency
- German language proficiency equivalent to Test DaF level 3 in all four categories (however, please note the only language testing required for applying to this program is the Foreign Language Report provided in the online application for the IU-FUB Graduate Exchange Program)
Areas of study open to exchange students
- Department of Biology and Chemistry
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Department of Education and Psychology
- Department of History and Cultural Studies
- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Department of Philosophy and Humanities
- Department of Physics
- Department of Political and Social Sciences
- Institute for East European Studies
- Institute for Latin American Studies
- John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
- Severe restrictions apply in Law, Business Administration and Economics
How to apply for this Program
- Online application (see link below)
- Mandatory support documents
- October 26, 2012
- Notification by December 7, 2012
- OVPIA provides students with funds to cover the cost of round-trip airfare.
- FUB provides apartment, health insurance, tuition and books, or a stipend to cover these costs.