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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, German
Housing: Campus Housing, Flat/Apartment, Homestay Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Direct Enrollment
Language Courses Offered: German
Program Description:
Berlin Reichstag

Freie Universität Berlin Summer School (FUBiS)

Study in Berlin this summer and earn six transfer credits at one of Germany's most prestigious universities! The city of Berlin is one of Europe's most dynamic capitals, a city of contrast and fusion. Fodor's Travel calls it the "only European city without official closing hours!" FUBiS offers semi-intensive German language classes at up to five different proficiency levels. In addition, FUBiS offers subject classes on various topics. Most subject classes are held in English by distinguished German and international faculty. Students can take a combination of language and subject classes. This allows them to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.

Program Details


This program is open to all George Mason University students.

Credits Offered

Students will earn 6 transfer credits on this program. Students should combine one A-Track course with one B-Track course.

Choosing Courses Abroad

This program does not have pre-approved classes. It is your responsibility to select courses and get them approved for transfer credit. To facilitate this process, you will complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit (PTC) Form. You will have access to the PTC form when you open an application.

You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.


Single room in shared apartment (Studentenwohnheim), single occupancy apartment (including kitchen and ensuite bathroom), or homestay (private bedroom, including daily breakfast and one additional meal).


This program comes with two excursions included in the program fee - a river boat tour through downtown Berlin and a guided tour through the Reichstag building and Federal Parliament. Additional excursions are available for purchase directly from FUBiS.

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $5,550


  • Tuition and fees (Mason and FU-BiS)
  • Housing (shared apartment, single occupancy apartment, or homestay)
  • International Emergency Insurance
  • Some excursions
  • Weekly movie time presenting popular and well-known German movies
  • Student ID (reduced prices for meals at the dining hall of the Freie Universität, student tickets for sights, museums, etc.)
  • Access to libraries and computing (including internet/WI-FI) and printing facilities on the campus
  • Welcome and farewell buffet
  • Pre-departure Orientation at Mason
Not included:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Meals
  • Personal spending

Links and Resources

Contact Information

Program Officer

Mikaela Spencer

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
Rolling Admission 06/03/2017 07/15/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.