FUBiS - FUB Language Courses

FUBiS is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 4 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter. FUBiS offers intensive and semi-intensive German language classes at up to five different proficiency levels.

Within a few weeks the courses will help you to develop competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as provide you with knowledge of the German culture.

The FUBiS program offers students many choices to learn German:

  • Participation in either one semi-intensive German class or in one subject class.
  • Intensive German language classes. These classes meet every weekday and allow students to focus on and thus considerably improve their German skills.
  • Combination of language and subject classes (term II/III). This allows students to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.
  • Combination of two subject classes which may count toward a major or minor at the home institution.


Situated in the historically important city of Berlin, FUBiS classes make use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources the city offers. Study and field trips to museums, memorials as well as political and cultural institutions are integral parts of the curriculum.

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MISU - LMU language courses

The beginnings of Munich International Summer University (MISU LMU) go back to the 1990s, when Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München offered German language courses during the summer break. The tradition of summer courses at LMU, however dates back to 1927 and this tradition continues to date with a diverse mix of students from all over the world that explore and learn German at MISU!

MISU offers different courses for various levels and purposes:

  • Summer German Language Courses for all levels
  • Specialized Advanced Language Courses for business and academic purposes
  • Study Preparation Courses for prospective international students coming to LMU

MISU's language courses are supplemented by a broad array of services you might need such as detailed pre-arrival information and the organization of their accommodation.

Furthermore, MISU's language courses are topped with exciting activities that will not only teach you the German language but will also give you insight into the German-Bavarian lifestyle. MISU's social activities provide a perfect setting for you to explore Germany, learn about the culture, meet and mingle with other students from all over the world. Sample Bavarian Gemütlichkeit at the MISU Summer Welcome Event in August, already a cherished tradition, and meet your fellow MISU students from all corners of the globe – some 80 countries.

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At Freie Universität Berlin you also have the chance to learn German in a semester-long language and subject program that is styled after the American semester schedule - the Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST). FU-BEST is an intensive and diverse study abroad program that combines mandatory German language courses with a choice of 2-3 subject courses from the Humanities and Social Sciences, all with a focus on Berlin, Germany, and Europe.

Using Berlin and other European cities with their rich cultural, political, and historical offerings as a resource, all courses integrate field-trips and a week-long excursion in order to fully profit from the unique location of this program. 

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Fun Facts about German

Want to practice German back home in the US? Check out this interactive language map or  check out this one to find out where you can practice your German!

German sometimes seems very hard (see this Buzzfeed), but it's actually not that bad and with MISU's and FUBiS' help you're going to be a pro in just a few weeks! "Herzlichen Glückwunsch" - congrats to that!

Famous people you could talk to in German: poets and writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Franz Kafka or Friedrich Schiller, German chancellor Angela Merkel, super models Heidi Klum and Claudia Schiffer, US national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, actresses Diane Kruger and Sandra Bullock and many more...

Practice German with these games.

Berlin - Facts & Figures

Total population: 3,375,200 (2012)
International population: 424,200
Universities and colleges: 39
Students enrolled: 160,100 (term 2012/2013)

(source: berlin.de)

Study in Munich

In the heart of Bavaria, surrounded by the beautiful Alps, Munich is the embodiment of Bavarian "Gemütlichkeit" where nature meets culture. But don't get Munich wrong: It is also the home of one of the biggest parties worldwide - the Oktoberfest -, the excellent soccer team FC Bayern Munich, many historical and cultural sights and attractions and renowned business and academic institutions. You want to dig deep into the German lifestyle? Come to Munich and explore this fantastic city! Be it as a student, researcher or summer school participant at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Check out Munich's live webcam at the famous Marienplatz here.

Check out Munich's attractions here.


Study in Berlin

Berlin is Germany's multi-faceted, edgy and culturally eclectic capital. With a lively art and music scene, many historical and cultural sites, the German parliament, academic institutions and a dynamic start-up scene, Berlin has become one of the most attractive cities for people from all over the world. So what are you waiting for? Come to Berlin and study, research or learn German at Freie Universität Berlin.

Check out Berlin's most famous attractions and sights!

Munich - Facts & Figures

Total population: 1,472,374 (2014)
International population: 304,445 (2006)
Universities and colleges: 16
Students enrolled: 106,121 (term 2012/2013)

(source: muenchen.de)

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