The minimum age for participation in the FUBiS program is 18. In addition, participants should have studied at least one year at a university or college. A minimum grade point average of 2.8 (US grading system) or 2.3 (German marking system) is recommended.
FUBiS does not require any certificates of language proficiency like TOEFL or Test-DaF from the students.
For the subject courses that are held in German, your language proficiency level should correspond to the Intermediate 2 level or higher. Most subject courses are taught in English and require an Intermediate 2 language proficiency level in English for successful completion.
German language courses are generally offered at all levels, including for beginners without previous knowledge of German. You will be placed in the course which best suits your language proficiency level before classes begin using a three-step placement process (Also see:“How do I know which level is right for me?”).
In addition to your courses, you can also choose the following options:
After you have registered for FUBiS, you will receive an invoice. Invoices which are sent up to 4 weeks prior to the program start, must be paid within 7 days. Invoices which are sent at a later point in time must be paid within 3 days. You may pay by credit card or by bank transfer. After we have received your payment, you are officially registered for FUBiS. Course spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. It is therefore advisable to register as soon as you decide to take part in FUBiS.
If you withdraw from the FUBiS program no later than four weeks before the respective term, the course fee will be refunded to you, minus any incurred bank/transfer fees. The program fee cannot be refunded. As a rule, a refund is not possible in case of a later withdrawal (later than four weeks prior to the start of a term). In this case, please contact the FUBiS team directly. Please note that withdrawals can only be considered if they are received in written form.
No. All FUBiS excursion tickets are non-refundable after the registration deadline. FUBiS cannot take back any excursion tickets and will not issue refunds after this date. Students who cannot or do not wish to participate in an excursion anymore for which they have already purchased a ticket may sell their ticket to another FUBiS student; however, this must be coordinated by the students. FUBiS usually provides a swap-board for this purpose. Students will have to inform FUBiS of any ticket swaps prior to the excursion.
Missed excursions (e.g. due to lateness) will not be refunded.
FUBiS does not offer scholarships on a regular basis.
In case funds for FUBiS scholarships do become available, this will be published on the website. Here you will also find information on the scholarship provider and eligibility requirements, as well as the scholarship application forms.
Please note that scholarship funds may become available at short notice. If you would like to be informed as soon as FUBiS scholarships are available, you can subscribe to the FUBiS newsletter.