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Prospective Students stripe


The application period for starting the Liberal Arts and Sciences program in Winter Semester 2017/18 runs from June 1 to July 15.

There are two different application processes – depending on if you are an EU citizen or not. The application and admissions process for EU citizens includes an application interview in Freiburg. The interviews for the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at University College Freiburg will take place early August 2017. 

UCF Application Guidelines

Beyond the information on the Student Portal (see below), UCF provides guidelines to the application and admissions process: 

While these guidelines refer to the application phase 2016, we do not expect major changes for 2017.

Starting Point – Student Portal

Starting point for your application is the University of Freiburg's "Student Portal" where you will find all relevant forms and be guided through the application process:

Please read and follow the information on the Student Portal and in our Guidelines carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if questions arise:


Preliminary Information on Tuition Fees for non-EU Students and for a Second Bachelor Degree

The State of Baden-Württemberg is currently (January 2017) preparing legislation to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students (€1,500 per semester) and for all students seeking a second Bachelor (or Master's) degree (€650 per semester). While the bill has not yet been passed, we expect that the fees will be imposed starting Winter Semester 2017/18.

In its current form, the bill includes several reasons for exemption for non-EU students, including:

  • students who are already enrolled in a Bachelor (or Master) program in Baden-Württemberg,
  • students participating in university exchange programs, including Erasmus students,
  • students from  Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway (non-EU European Economic Area member states)
  • students with refugee status,
  • non-EU citizens with a German Abitur ("Bildungsinländer").

We will be able to provide final information only when the bill has been passed and will update our website accordingly. Tuition fees mean a policy change in Baden-Württemberg. Nonetheless, the prospective fee of €1,500 per semester for non-EU students is (very) low by international comparison. Furthermore, part of the proceeds will be invested in support measures for non-EU students at the University of Freiburg.

Enrollment / Matriculation at the University of Freiburg

After having received the official admission letter from the University’s Student Service Center, an important next step is to enroll / matriculate at the University of Freiburg. You can find all necessary information concerning matriculation at the Student Portal

Furthermore, we suggest you check out the information and links we provide under Student Life.