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Programs for international graduate/MA students

Programs for international graduate/MA students

Programs for international graduate/MA students

Preparing for the future


Are you eager to gain meaningful work experience abroad and take charge of your career development and personal growth? Social start-ups, marketing and communications, international finance, education consulting, or architecture are high on your list of dream career paths? Then Berlin is the place for you!

With the support and guidance that Freie Universität Berlin's European Studies Program, FU-BEST, offers through their internship program, you are free to fully immerse yourself in a German workplace and gain valuable intercultural experience and skills for your future career.

The 8-week internship placements are tailored to the individual and designed to match the professional and academic background, previous work experience, and career goals of the applicant. German language abilities beyond the Beginner level are recommended but not mandatory.

Upon successful completion of the colloquium, students are awarded ECTS credits that may be transferred back to their home institution.


Did you know? FU-BEST is one of the largest and most experienced programs of its kind in Germany. The program has been recognized by the Forum on Education Abroad through its Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) and, following the expansion of their online offerings, by the German government as part of its“Germany, Land of Ideas” initiative. While not individually reviewed, the FU-BEST internship program is brought to you by the same dedicated team and partners!


Learn more

Visit the FU-BEST Internship website, watch an introductory film on YouTube, follow FU-BEST on social media. Also the FUB-ContinuEd program offering certificate courses might be of interest for you.

Graduates looking to advance their language skills or start their learning journey can also benefit from the German language courses FUBiS and FU-BEST offer at all levels — from complete beginner to advanced. The mostly English-taught subject courses offered by both programs are designed with undergraduate students in mind, but the German language programs are universal and open to anyone interested in the German language and culture.

 Please note:

This website contains information on short-term study options tailored especially for international students.
To learn more about the Freie Universität Berlin's regular study programs please visit www.fu-berlin.de/studium.