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The College

The LAS program at University College Freiburg has a yearly intake of about 80 new students. With a total of about 300 students from 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 all contribute to the familiar atmosphere at UCF. Furthermore, LAS students are active and engaged in manifold intellectual, cultural, and 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 listed among the best German universities according to international rankings. Graduates and faculty members include a number of Nobel laureates. The University of Freiburg has partnerships with top universities, research institutions, and businesses around the world and offers a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere in the middle of one of Germany's most charming cities. Overall, 25,000 students are enrolled at the university, with close to 3,500 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 is situated in the Upper Rhine Valley where universities in France, Switzerland, and Germany are currently establishing a European CampusFreiburg dates back to the 12th century and is, today, characterized by a very special combination of tradition and innovation, of regionalism and internationality. 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 region in Germany. 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 dormitories. Shared housing arrangements are a wonderful way to get to know students and integrate into the student community in Freiburg. Here are a few links to start searching for an accommodation:

 

While there are no tuition fees at UCF, 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:


Please Note: 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. 


 

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 .