Study in Berlin, Germany
Freie Universität Berlin
A city once divided, Berlin lies at the heart of Germany—literally and figuratively. While it is the second most populous city in Europe, it maintains a more tranquil feel than other large cities—as 1/3 of the city is composed of forests, gardens, and parks. Its key areas are wonderfully compact and easily navigated on foot, by bike or by using public transport. Berlin is not only the political capital of Germany, but arguably one of Europe’s capitals of art, culture, and politics. Designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “City of Design,” it possesses amazing architecture, cuisine, museums, and music—making it a favored destination for travelers and students.
The Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (BEST) was created by Freie Universität Berlin with the needs of American and international students in mind. Courses are generally taught in English, but you will be required to take a German language course. Freie Universität Berlin is one of the top-ranked universities in Germany and is considered among the top 75 in the world.
NOTE: Study abroad courses must be reviewed prior to program participation so that you know how they will contribute to your degree progress.
Semester Program Costs
Cosponsored program fees can be determined by:
Cosponsor Program Cost
Find it on their website
UMD Study Abroad Fee
UMD Internet Access Fee
Subtract the Cosponsor Discount
ESTIMATED NET COST
= EST. TOTAL COST
- View detailed information regarding calculating program costs.
- Compare this program cost to UMD's cost of attendance for an academic year.
- If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.
Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad
- Receive guidance about all things money related
- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
(Note: study abroad program credits cannot be used in tuition banding)
Plan Your Budget
Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others.
- Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
- Learn about visa requirements on the cosponsor (or UMTC) web page
- Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university
How to Apply
A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:
Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: (Fall/Spring/Academic year etc.)
Program Name: Study in Berlin, Germany
After You Apply
- You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
- Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” Note: If you cancel, you are responsible for any nonrecoverable cosponsor costs (application fees, deposits etc.) Contact the cosponsor for further information or any questions.
UMD Program Contact
Contact Jerolyn Bruns, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program.
Academic Programs International (API) is an Affiliate program provider that we have partnered with to offer study abroad locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript.
UMD Study Abroad
UMD 138 Kirby Plaza,
1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726 8764 or (877) 755-4200
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