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FUBiS: Freie Universitaet Berlin International Summer German Language Scholarships

Language of Instruction: German
Term: Summer

Study intermediate or advanced German over the summer.

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


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

Program Features

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.


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

In addition, by May, students must have completed the equivalent of one full year (no fewer than 8 points) of German language courses at Columbia/Barnard's German language program 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 directly.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the step below.

  • To apply, click on "Start Your Application" at the top of this webpage and complete the appropriate steps.
  • Please note: You do NOT need to apply on the FUBiS website directly if you already have your application completed above on the "Start Your Application" button.

Fact Sheet

Foreign Language Learning
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
2 semesters of language, or equivalent

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 21, 2022
Program Dates: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022
Session also available July 23 to August 20, 2022