University of Freiburg

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Freiburg, Germany German and English Open to all Faculties (Psychology Excluded)


Already a comprehensive university at its founding in 1457, the University of Freiburg still offers undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professorial qualification in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies. Many famous philosophers, top researchers, and Nobel laureates have taught and researched at the University of Freiburg. 

Many of the buildings of the University of Freiburg are centrally located in the old town, others only minutes away. Students and employees are closely connected to the daily life – and the nightlife – of a vibrant cultural center. Nestled between the Rhine valley and the Black Forest, the “Green City” Freiburg is known for cycling in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and its close proximity to Switzerland and France.

Important information

  • Special Note: The primary language of instruction is German, with some courses taught in English. For detailed information please see current course catalogue and search for English-taught classes or consult study advisors from the Host Institution directly.
  • Special Note: Exchange students should have German language skills at least at level A1 (CEFR*). Regular classes held in German will require a B2/C1 level.
  • Please note that all Exchange students traveling to Germany must pay the mandatory Studierendenwerk fee. This fee is required by law for all students (including exchange students) studying in higher education institutions in Germany. For more information, please contact the institution directly.

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

October - March April to September

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm.

Contact information

International Office
University of Freiburg
79085 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (0)761 203 4246



Incoming Students Advisor

Mr. Atavi Yenke 

Email: global-incoming [at]


The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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