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Freie Universität Berlin

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Established in 1948, the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Berlin (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung, Berlin (Senate Department for Science, Health, Nursing and Gender Equality of Berlin), Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 76-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FUB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Freie Universität Berlin's Control Typepublic


Freie Universität Berlin's Entity Typenon-profit


Freie Universität Berlin' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Freie Universität Berlin's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Free University of Berlin
Acronym FUB
Founded 1948
Motto Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas
Truth - Justice - Freedom
Colours Green blue
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University Location

Address Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Freie Universität Berlin Phone Number +49 (30) 8381
Freie Universität Berlin Fax Number +49 (30) 838 73187

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Freie Universität Berlin's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Freie Universität Berlin's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Freie Universität Berlin's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Freie Universität Berlin.

Freie Universität Berlin: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Freie Universität Berlin's admission information.

Freie Universität Berlin's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Freie Universität Berlin's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Freie Universität Berlin a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Freie Universität Berlin's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Freie Universität Berlin's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Free University of Berlin has more than 6000 international students.

Freie Universität Berlin's Admission Office Admission Office

Ihnestrasse 1
Berlin 14195
(30) 838 70000

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Freie Universität Berlin.

Freie Universität Berlin's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Freie Universität Berlin has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Freie Universität Berlin's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 600-699 academic employees (Faculty).

Freie Universität Berlin's Control Type Control Type

Freie Universität Berlin is a public higher education institution.

Freie Universität Berlin's Entity Type Entity Type

Freie Universität Berlin is a non-profit higher education institution.

Freie Universität Berlin's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Freie Universität Berlin's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Freie Universität Berlin does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Freie Universität Berlin's main facilities:

Freie Universität Berlin's Library University Library

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Freie Universität Berlin's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Freie Universität Berlin's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Freie Universität Berlin's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Freie Universität Berlin's main services:

Freie Universität Berlin's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Freie Universität Berlin's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Freie Universität Berlin's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Freie Universität Berlin's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Freie Universität Berlin's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Freie Universität Berlin's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Freie Universität Berlin is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung, Berlin

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Freie Universität Berlin's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur (ZEvA)
  • Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Insitute (ACQUIN)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Freie Universität Berlin's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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