You can get further detailed information about application requirements on our website http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/en/studium-lehre/master/facts/index.html.
The application period for winter term 2015/16 will start April 15, 2015 and will end on May 31, 2015. You will have to apply via UniAssist (https://www.uni-assist.de/).
The FACTS-master is taught in English in the first semester, but mainly taught in German in the second to fourth semester. Thus, it is sufficient to have good knowledge of the German language. For further information see http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/international/studium_fu/deutschkenntnisse/index.html.
For English language skills see http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/studienorganisation/bewerbung/zugangsvoraussetzungen.html#graduate.
For any further questions regarding the language requirements please ask the Info-Service. http://www.fu-berlin.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/abt-5/5a_studang/zulassung_a.html
The Freie Universität Berlin does not charge any tuition fees for the program, but there is a €280 administration fee e.g. for public transport each semester. http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/studienorganisation/immatrikulation/gebuehren.html
It is not necessary to spend the whole year in Berlin as we have semester breaks, usually from end of July to mid October and from End of February to mid April. For the academic calendar of the Freie University you can have a look here http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/studienorganisation/termine/index.html
There are no arrangements for accommodation, but you could apply for a student dorm. For further information have a look here
There are no rules about working during the term and it is not forbidden. However, it will be difficult to successfully complete courses, especially in the first year. The FACTS master is a full time degree.
For a detailed list of accepted universities you might have a look here:http://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html The webpage is in German, but you just need to select the country and then the city of your university and it will automatically display all accepted universities.
If your Bachelor thesis is in any language other than German or English, you have to translate it into one of those two languages. But it is not necessary to send a certified translation of your thesis.
If you are not able to prove 180 ECTS it is not possible to apply for the FACTS Master. Because of the admission requirements, we are not able to consider your application in this case. Even if you may have studied the same amount of hours, we can’t consider your application without an ECTS count, because we have to ensure the legal certainty in our application process. We are sorry for any inconvenience!
But you might ask your home university to provide you with the conversion key to transfer your credit points into to the European system and to approve your conversion.
The obligation to prove adequate language skills applies to the following students:
For application at Freie Universität Berlin proof of completion of one of the following examination is required:
For enrolment, German language skills have to be proved on a higher level:
This is necessary because the final exams will mostly be written in German. This is also why B2 is not enough as you can see here http://www.testdaf.de/teilnehmer/pdf/Niveau.pdf
It is not required that your Bachelor thesis is already graded when you hand it in to apply for FACTS Master.
Due to legal reasons a pre-examination is not possible. An assessment of your documents takes place in the allocation process only. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We can´t arrange anything around your visa for you. But if you need any help, you might want to have a look here: http://www.fu-berlin.de/studium/international/studium_fu/einreise_aufenthalt/visum/index.html
No, this is unfortunately not possible. You have to fulfill all admission requirements with one degree.
Unfortunately it´s not possible to start the FACTS master in spring.
This would only be possible if you are already enrolled in another master programme, and you want to switch to the FACTS master. In this case you would have to fulfill all normal admission requirements and additionally, you would need to prove 24 FACTS related ECTS per semester from your former master degree which can be translated into the FACTS master system.
A GMAT is not required for the application.
If you haven´t finished your Bachelor yet, you can apply with your Transcript of Records with your preliminary average grade. But you can only apply if you have finished 2/3 of the total required ECTS credits and if those credits are shown on your Transcript of Records.
Please ask Uni-Assist for any requirements regarding your documents.
An APS is only necessary for Chinese students if they have a Chinese degree. This document needs to be shown already when you apply for the FACTS Master. http://www.aps.org.cn