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Freie Universitat Berlin
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** 08/26/2020 12/13/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

Freie Universitat Berlin  

Berlin, Germany

Student Population: 32,000
Language Pre-requisite: No
Primary Instruction Language: English
Eligibility:3.0 GPA; second-semester Sophomore status

Program Type: Direct enroll
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FU Berlin is one of the best research universities in Germany. Learn about Berlin.


Students are required to take a German intensive language class; these classes are offered at all levels (no prior knowledge of German is required).  The majority of subject classes are taught in English.  Subject classes taught in German are available to students who meet the language requirement, and are dependent upon sufficient enrollment.
Classes taught in English are in the following subjects:
art history
comparative literature
the European Union
German history
German and European politics
film studies
legal studies
environmental studies
transatlantic relations
music history

Following the spring semester at FU-Berlin, students have the opportunity to add on an internship.

Academic Calendar
Fall: end of August  – mid December
Spring: early January – mid May

 ***Always check the host school's website for finalized semester dates before making travel arrangements.***


This program is open to all students, of all majors, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least second semester Sophomore standing.  Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA. Students must be enrolled in an intensive German language course while abroad. 


FU-Berlin offers various housing options. Students will select if they wish to stay with a host family, which includes breakfast and dinner, or in a single apartment.  The apartments at Akademia Residenz are located in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin, and have been recently renovated, are fully furnished, and include internet/WIFI access.   Students also have the option to locate their own housing independently.   For more information, please refer to FU Berlin’s accommodation website.


Students will pay FU Berlin tuition and housing costs.  Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose.  Students will be billed to their Bursar’s account.

Students studying in Germany may be eligible for a DAAD scholarship.

View a complete listing of scholarships available.


For more information contact 
Kristina Spangler
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education | 330-672-0912

or Dr. Mark Cassell ( 

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