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Please note that you may only "Start Your Application" if you have been accepted by the Columbia University Department of Germanic Languages for this scholarship opportunity at FUBiS. All other students should complete a SUMMER Petition | Columbia-Approved application.


Study over the summer at Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) in a language-intensive German program. Generous financial support has been provided primarily by the Germanistic Society of America, with some help from Barnard College, Columbia College, General Studies, Columbia Engineering, and the Department of Germanic Languages.

Please click the "Visit the Program Website" button or view the Columbia University Department of Germanic Languages, German Study Abroad page for more information about the application process.


The summer program at Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) enables you to immerse yourself more fully in the German language. Coursework can be completed at the intermediate or advanced level.

Financial Considerations

Scholarships are available to students for partial reimbursement for travel, tuition for a German language course (30 instructional hours/week; 120 instructional units), and lodging at the FUBiS summer program. For any additional questions regarding the details of the funding, please contact the Columbia University Department of Germanic Languages directly.

Students studying abroad on Columbia-Approved programs will be registered for a "Summer Study Abroad" placeholder course in SSOL and charged an administrative fee of $750. Please note that students demonstrating financial need can apply for the Global Learning Scholarship (GLS) to help defray part or all of the "Study Abroad Fee" of $750.

Financial Aid

For Columbia College and SEAS students, contact the CC/SEAS Financial Aid & Educational Planning to understand if any of your federal financial aid may cover enrollment costs for a summer program. Please note the Columbia Grant is not available for summer studies.

For General Studies students, if you receive financial aid at Columbia University, you will often remain eligible for aid as long as you take a minimum of 6 points during the Summer term. Please contact the GS Office of Educational Financing for more information.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

In addition, this scholarship is for students who have completed the equivalent of two semesters (no less than 6 points) of German language courses in Columbia/Barnard’s German language program by May OR have been placed into a German Course [1102 and above] and have completed one semester at Columbia/Barnard with a grade of "B" or higher.

For any questions regarding language eligibility, please reach out directly to the Columbia University Department of Germanic Languages for more information.