The Law Department of Freie Universität Berlin allows ERASMUS students and ERASMUS Mundus students to freely choose their classes. There are no mandatory courses to attend and no minimum ECTS credits that need to be obtained. ERASMUS students and ERASMUS Mundus students can decide which and how many subjects they want to complete. The rules of the respective home university are important, and students should ask the ERASMUS (Mundus) Coordinator at their home universities before their departure to Berlin.
ERASMUS students and ERASMUS Mundus students are supposed to select the majority of their courses from our German-taught course program. In addition to the courses taught in German, they may select one or two courses per semester taught in English.
Advice for ERASMUS students and for ERASMUS Mundus students, who study another subject in addition to law at their home university: The ERASMUS partnerships and ERASMUS Mundus admissions are only related to places for studying law. As a result, subjects at other Departments (for example Economics or Politics) cannot be attended. There can be exceptions for individual circumstances, and after the exchange students' arrival these can be personally agreed upon with the students and class teachers. However we are unable to guarantee entry into non-law related classes.
ERASMUS students and ERASMUS Mundus students who are enrolled for other disciplines (not for Law) cannot be admitted to Law courses.
Themis students are required to take 30 ECTS worth of courses (including exams) from our English-taught course program in International Law and Business Law. They need to pass at least 24 exam credits in order to qualify for the 'Joint Certificate in International and Business Law'. Themis students who are fluent in German may choose one non-accredited Themis class from our regular German-taught course program. This subject must have a focus on business law, comparative law, or international law. German language courses do not count towards the Themis credit requirement.
The Law Department at Freie Universität Berlin allows direct exchange students to freely choose their classes. There are no mandatory courses to attend and no minimum ECTS credits that need to be obtained. Each exchange student can decide which and how many subjects he/she wants to complete. The rules of the respective home university are important, and students should ask their coordinator at their home universities before their departure to Berlin.