These programs are consecutive and primarily research-oriented, but also contain application-oriented contents. The professional specifications of our programs constitute a unique feature within the German university system.
A master’s program at Freie Universität Berlin usually lasts 4 semesters and is completed with the granting of the academic degree “Master of Science“(M.Sc.).
Graduates of our Master’s of Science programs have acquired excellent professional skills that open up outstanding career perspectives. Furthermore, the German capital as place of study provides our students with numerous diverse options to establish useful connections with industry and politics.
Moreover, the Master of Science regularly is a precondition for a Ph.D.-program at any domestic or foreign university. The Master’s programs provided allow for academic studies in the midst of an excellent research environment that enables the students to establish contacts to high-class research institutes and establishments.
Additional information about these and other Master's programs at the Freie Universitaet Berlin are available in the Graduate prospectus (PDF-File, app. 4 MB).
We thank you for being interested and cordially invite you to contact our contact persons in charge of the individual programs.
Semester, Application Enrollment
Summer semester 2014
Winter semester 2014/2015
April 1 – September 30, 2014
October 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015
April 14 – July 19, 2014
October 13, 2014 – February 14, 2015
December 22, 2014 – January 3, 2015
April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) April 21, 2014 (Easter Monday) May 1,2014 (May Day) May 29, 2014 (Ascension Day) June 9, 2014 (Whitmonday)
Berlin is a big, colorful and interesting city that offers lots of room for individual self-fulfillment – from quiet to lively, simple to exclusive, conservative to alternative! Freie Universität is located off the city center in serene Dahlem-Zehlendorf in south-western Berlin.
The Departments of Economics and Legal Studies are about 8 minutes by foot from the main building. Here you can find a separate canteen with roof-terrace, one extra cafeteria for each department, and a large campus meadow for relaxing on summer days. Once a year our Campus Island Summer Festival takes place in that meadow; an ideal opportunity for students and faculty to meet outside the lecture room in a relaxed atmosphere.
The History of the Freie Universität Berlin is crucially affected by close co-operation of students and faculty which was an important condition for the founding of our university about 60 years ago. Responding to repressions by the Soviets at the former Berliner Universität, today’s Humboldt Universität, professors and students joined forces to found a new university with the important support of American allies. Research and teaching were - and still are - to be guided by truth, justice, and liberty. Today, this founding history is not only reflected by the trilogy of ethical values – Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas – in our emblem, but is sustainably fixed in our mission statement and experienced in everyday university life.
For us, it is natural to provide our students with multifarious support, also extending beyond immediate university-related areas. For instance, it is often not easy to tackle the housing market in a new city. The student union will be pleased to help: