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The College

The LAS Program at University College Freiburg has an intake of about 80 students p.a. With a total of about 300 students from over 40 countries and with a focus on activating and small-group learning, UCF offers a close-knit academic and international community. Student committees, interest groups, and events contribute to the familiar atmosphere. Furthermore, LAS students are active and engaged in many intellectual, cultural, as well as social projects and initiatives. For information and impressions of what's going on at UCF, please see:


The University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Germany and is ranked among the best universities. It has partnerships with top universities, research institutions, and businesses around the world and offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of Germany's most charming cities. 25,000 students are enrolled at the University, with about 4,400 from abroad.

Beyond studying, students are engaged in many extracurricular activities. For information on what is going on at the University of Freiburg, please see:


The City of Freiburg

The "Green City" Freiburg in the Southwest of Germany is known for its idyllic location on the edge of the Black Forest, its excellent recreational offerings, high environmental standards, vineyards, and of course its university. Freiburg dates back to the 12th century and is, today, characterized by a very special mix of tradition and innovation, of regionalism and cosmopolitanism. With six universities, five Fraunhofer and two Max Planck Institutes, it is an exceptionally strong academic setting, offers all the benefits of a beautiful student city, and is located in the sunniest and warmest part of Germany. Freiburg is situated in the Upper Rhine Valley where universities in France, Switzerland, and Germany have established a transnational European Campus

The following websites provide information on the many social and cultural activities in and around the city and the university:


Living in Freiburg

LAS is a non-residential program, UCF does not offer housing. Students in Freiburg typically live in shared apartments, rooms in private houses, or in student dorms. Shared housing is a great way to get to know students and integrate into the student community. Here are a few links to start searching for an accommodation:

Important: Do not pay or wire a deposit to an estate agent or broker (e.g. in order to be able to look at the place or to obtain the keys) you have not met in person. Make sure the room actually exists. This may very likely be a scam.

Monthly living costs in Freiburg are about €750 (including housing and health insurance). For more information on financing your studies and on scholarships, please see:

Tuition Fees: Starting Winter Semester 2017/18, the 
State of Baden-Württemberg introduced tuition fees for non-EU students (€1,500 per semester) and for students seeking a second Bachelor or Master's degree (€650 per semester). For more information, including exemptions, please see the University Student Service Center.


For International Students

The University of Freiburg provides consultation and information specifically for international students:

If you have further questions, please contact Anne Klemperer at .