Freie Universität Berlin is one of Germany's eleven Universities of Excellence and as such among the best universities in the country. Nationally and internationally, it is a leading research institution. Students directly profit from the strong focus on research. You can choose from more than 180 subject areas. No matter which area you are interested in, be it Archaeology, Jewish Studies, Law or Psychology, you will find your subject at Freie Universität Berlin.
Apart from that, Freie Universtität Berlin is extremely international. It has co-operations with universities in many different countries and maintains offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, New Delhi, New York, Moscow, and São Paulo. Twenty percent of the students come from abroad, as do 33 percent of the doctoral students. Therefore, you will meet people from all over the world when you study at Freie Universität Berlin.
Freie Universität Berlin takes care of its students. Especially students who are new to a German university and to Berlin will profit from its services, for example, the introduction week, the mentoring programme, or the Student Services Centre. The programmes UniSport offers, ranging from aikido to Zumba, by are very popular with students. The many cafeterias and canteens on campus offer food and drinks, usually also including fair trade, organic and vegetarian options. Environmental protection and sustainability are important topics at Freie Universität Berlin in general, and there are many opportunities to get involved in activities offered by students and the university.