Welcome to the German as a Foreign Language Department Website
The German as a Foreign Language Department:
- Supports international students who wish to improve their German and are enrolled in:
- regular degree programs taught in German at Freie Universität Berlin
- mobility and exchange programs (Erasmus+ / Direct Exchange)
- bachelor’s and master’s degree programs taught in English
- doctoral programs
Offers university-specific German courses during the semester as well as before the semester starts (pre-semester German courses).
Provides a wide range of language courses for learners of German at A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 level.
Evaluates the German language skills of students whose higher education entrance qualification (equivalent to the German Abitur) was not obtained at a German secondary school (Gymnasium).
Is responsible for organizing the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (German language examination for university entrance – DSH).
Supports students in all matters relating to acquiring language skills in a systematic and effective manner.