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Admissions and Visas

The Free University of Berlin is a public research university located in Berlin, Germany. As a German university, the admission and visa requirements may differ from those of universities in other countries.
Admissions to undergraduate programs at Free University of Berlin are generally managed through the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung, or Foundation for Higher Education Admission. The admission requirements for international students are generally similar to those for German students, but may require additional documentation such as proof of language proficiency and academic transcripts that have been translated into German or English.
For graduate programs, applicants are generally required to have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized institution, and may be required to provide additional documentation such as letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Each program may have its own specific admission requirements, so it is important to check the program website for more detailed information.
Regarding visa requirements, students from non-EU countries will need to apply for a student visa before entering Germany to study at the Free University of Berlin. To obtain a visa, students will generally need to provide proof of acceptance to a program at the university, proof of financial support, and proof of health insurance. It is important to start the visa application process well in advance of the start of the program, as processing times can be lengthy.
As for fees, the Free University of Berlin does not charge tuition fees for most undergraduate and graduate programs. However, students will need to pay certain administrative fees and contribute to student organizations. International students may also need to purchase health insurance coverage.
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