Free University of Berlin International Summer and Winter University

About the Program

The Free University of Berlin International Summer University (FUBiS) is an intensive, academic program that runs for 3 to 6 weeks during the summer. Every year FUBiS offers more than 45 courses - both subject and German classes. When reviewing courses, please note that some are taught in English and some are taught in German.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about the FUBis program.

Partner Institution
Free University of Berlin
Program Dates

Term II: June to July
Term III: July to August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Only available to UBC Vancouver students in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science. FUBis recommends that students have a minimum grade point average of approximately 75%.

Course Credits

You can enroll in approximately 4 to 12 ECTS credits, depending on the term you attend and which track you take. Please note that 2 ECTS credits = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Photography and Gender in the Middle East
Partner course code: GESCHKULT 13421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-14
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-05
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Media Effects on Public Opinion
Partner course code: 28623
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ENGL 4th
Title: Evolution and Literature
Partner course code: JFKI 32214
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-11
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Reading the City
Partner course code: 16843
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Berlin, Seen from the Outside. Intercultural Perspectives on the German Metropolis
Partner course code: 16843
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-05
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 210
Title: Intensive German Language Intermediate B1
Partner course code: GERMAN B1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: Language Course for Program Students - B1.1
Partner course code: NiveauB1.1 54625
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-02-18
UBC course: GERM 310
Title: German B2
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-01-28
UBC course: GERM 370
Title: Lessing - Schiller - Kleist
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-01-28
UBC course: GERM 390
Title: Weimar Cinema
Partner course code: 16844
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-13
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Literature, Politics and Media after 1945
Partner course code: 16667
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-01-28
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Culture Orientation in Berlin
Partner course code: GERM 3rd
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-07-28
UBC course: GERM 400
Title: German B2.2
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-01-28
UBC course: GERM 408
Title: Reading the City
Partner course code: 16843
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-13
UBC course: HIST 106
Title: Introduction to U.S. and Global Environmental History
Partner course code: JFKI 32403
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany
Partner course code: 3.02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-28
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: "We are to hold Germany for western civilization." – Political, economic, and cultural entanglements
Partner course code: 32403
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Science, Evolution and Society in the Modern Middle East (1860-1950)
Partner course code: GESCHKULT 13177a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Levels of Linguistic Analysis 2; Grammar
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Semantics and Pragmatics 1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: PHIL 450
Title: Personal Identity
Partner course code: PHILGEIST 16040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-18
UBC course: POLI 1st
Title: Global Challenges – Sustainable Futures
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Introduction to International Political Economy
Partner course code: POLI 15160
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to Law and the Philosophy of Law in the Foundations of Politics
Partner course code: POLI 15050
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: States and Societies in the Middle East
Partner course code: POLSOZ 15102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Diasporas as Transnational Actors
Partner course code: PS 15133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Environmental Conflicts
Partner course code: PS 15143
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The History, Politics and Economics of the Eurozone
Partner course code: POLI 15162
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Populism and Nationalism in Europe
Partner course code: POLI 16860
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Media and populism in comparative perspective
Partner course code: 28554
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Empirical Communication Research
Partner course code: 28564
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The European Union in the 21st Century: Internal and External Challenges
Partner course code: 3.16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-05
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Journalism and Activism
Partner course code: 28577
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-27
UBC course: ARTS 4th
Title: Digital Media in Civic and Political Participation
Partner course code: 28751
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
Science
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Linear Algebra 2
Partner course code: 19205101
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Seminar: Mathematics of Machine Learning: from linear models to neural networks
Partner course code: 19210511
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "SUMMER STUDY" option, please also include a second choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

The Go Global Fee (of $415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However it may be adjusted under the following circumstances:

Not matched to summer abroad:

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (i.e. reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

Withdrawals:

To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw by March 30 will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (i.e. reduced by $93.25).

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Partner Institution
Free University of Berlin
Program Dates

Term II: June to July
Term III: July to August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019