Freie Universität Berlin is an exchange destination in Berlin, Germany. This destination is specifically for master Physics/Meteorology students of the Faculty of Science.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: beginning October – end of March
Semester II: beginning of April – end of September

Academic calendar


Language: proficiency in German: European language certificate B.1.1 – in accordance with the Council of Europe scale.

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and Freie Universität Berlin and the Departement of Physics. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Most courses at the Freie Universität Berlin are conducted in German. Your German level will have to be European language certificate B.1.1 – in accordance with the Council of Europe scale to be able to succesfully study at FUB. More information.

Housing assistance

It is advised by the Freie Universität Berlin to start looking for accommodation as soon as you know you are accepted on exchange as it can be difficult to find accommodation. 

Information on housing assistance by the Freie Universität Berlin

Number of places available

2 places per year. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00 via Student’s Affairs Desk, Minnaert room 1.20
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030-2537315

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.