Exchange: Free University of Berlin

Free University of Berlin is an outstanding, future-oriented institution in Germany’s world-renowned academic landscape. Repeatedly selected as one of the country’s Universities of Excellence, it has an acclaimed international orientation, interdisciplinary approach, and commitment to social responsibility. The university offers a comprehensive range of studies and highly competitive programs at all academic levels. While it enjoys a particularly strong reputation in the social sciences and humanities, it is also home to cutting-edge research in the natural and Earth sciences as well as computer sciences and mathematics.

Credit equivalency: 60 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available courses: Check here.

Restricted Programs: Pharmacy, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (for both undergraduate and graduate students), Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry (for graduate students), Law, Business Administration and Economics.

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Please find more information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email


Country(ies): Germany
City: Berlin
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Oct-March), Winter (April-Sept), Year-long (Oct-Sept)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, German
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: Social fees of app. 270 euros per semester
Funding: IE Award and Erasmus+


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates) Language requirement: depending on course selection, German level B2 in the humanities and the social science departments and level B1 at the John F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and natural sciences may be required.