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Foreign Language Skills for Exchange Students Studying Law

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Recommended Level of Foreign Language Skills for the Study of Law

Level B 2 of the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages either in German and/or in English

Proof of Foreign Language Skills at Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin does not check the language level of exchange students when they are being nominated by their home universities. The FU Incoming Office trusts its partner universities to select only students who have language skills at the B 2 level.

Proof of Foreign Language Skills at your Home University

Please check at your home university's Student Exchange Office, whether you need to prove the B 2 level at your home university at the time of application for your stay abroad or not.

Admission at Freie Universität Berlin with a Lower Level of Foreign Language Skills

In the months before you arrive in Berlin, during the time of your pre-enrolment, you will be asked to submit a language certificate to the FU Incoming Office. If you do not have a language certificate, you may submit a self-assessment in the online portal.

Exchange students will be admitted by Freie Universität even if they cannot prove their language level by a language certificate, or if the language certificate shows a lower level than B 2.