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Program Information


Berlin, Germany


Academic Year, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent; you must take all courses in the host language.

Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM




The Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) at the Freie Universität Berlin is dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills by providing intensive language training, encouraging them to function independently in the German university system, and offering a program that allows them to fully experience German life, customs, and culture. Enroll directly in a German university, live with German hosts for the first month and then move in with other German students or young professionals. FU Berlin offers a wide range of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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The academic year program runs from September to July, while the spring semester program runs February to July. There is no fall semester option.