The Lankwitz campus of Freie Universität Berlin, where the FUBiS courses take place, lies in the quiet and green south of Berlin in the district of Lankwitz.
Several buildings, that can be identified by large letters on the wall, form the Lankwitz campus. The seminar rooms and the FUBiS office can be found in house L. The entrance to the campus is located in Malteserstraße 74-100, directly on the opposite side of the bus stup "Emmichstraße" (bus X83).
Thanks to Berlin’s well structured public transportation network, Freie Universität Berlin is easy to reach. You can reach the campus Lankwitz by bus (line X83, Emmichstraße stop). You will find detailed directions to the main campus in the FUBiS student guide, which you will receive before you arrive.
There are several dining options around the campus of Lankwitz.
For lunch FUBiS recommends the student cafeteria which is called "Mensa" at German universities. There are many choices, including vegetarian, vegan and pork-free options, a salad and antipasti bar, fresh juices, desserts, and sweets. A warm meal costs between 1.30 and 3.00 euro. A warm lunch is served between 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
To allow a quick and smooth payment, Mensa meals are paid for using the mensa card (also used in other cafeterias and some cafés on campus).
You can buy a Mensa card at the FUBiS orientation meeting or from the cash desks in the Mensa. The machines to top up your mensa card are located in the entrance hall on the ground floor of the Mensa as well as on the first floor.
In addition to the Mensa, there is also a small café in the Mensa building. Here you can purchase beverages, sandwiches, cakes, sweets and other types of food at low price. It is open from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
There are a number of restaurants, cafés, snack bars and bistros off campus, particularly near the S-Bahn station Lankwitz. You will also find a supermarket, a pharmacy, a drug store, bakeries and other shops around the Lankwitz Kirche stop (one stop after S Lankwitz, line X83).
At Freie Universität Berlin you will have access to the ZEDAT PC pool (university computer labs). At the orientation meeting you will receive a user name and a password with which you can log in to the computers and to the internet network of Freie Universität Berlin.
In addition, on campus you will have access to the university Wi-Fi network which you can use with a Wi-Fi equipped laptop. Off campus there are many internet cafés where you can access the internet for a reasonable price.
Please note that you will not have access to the internet in most accommodations.
If you have a laptop, we recommend you bring it with you because it will be easier for you to do your homework and other assignments. If your laptop is equipped with Wi-Fi you can access to the university internet network available on campus. If you do not bring a laptop, you can use the computer facilities of Freie Universität Berlin (ZEDAT).
You can print in the ZEDAT (university computer center of Freie Universität Berlin) for a small fee. You will find copy machines in the different university libraries and in copy shops nearby.
The FUBiS student identity card identifies you as student of Freie Universität Berlin and entitles you to various discounts. You need it in the Mensa to get your meal at the student price. You also need it to use the libraries. In addition, you can receive the student discount in many cinemas, theaters, museums and other venues if you show your student ID. Please note that there are no discounts on Berlin public transportation tickets/passes for short-term student.
With your FUBiS student identity card you will have access to all Freie Universität Berlin libraries and can use the books shelved there in the reading rooms. Unfortunately, you may not take books out of the libraries because they require you to have a permanent address in Germany.