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Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg – Germany

The Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg is a cosmopolitan, open-minded, welcoming platform for International and intercultural exchange. Apply if you wish to develop your German language skills and experience an outstanding international study environment.

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Practical Information
Campus maps

Information about the university
Freiburg is a wonderful university town; in addition to its rich cultural history, the city is ideally situated at the edge of the Black Forest, and France and Switzerland are a short train ride away.

The University had more than 4000 international students from around 126 countries enrolled at the university in 2018. The Albert-Ludwigs Universität has 11 faculties, among which the faculty of Humanities which is located on the main campus.

The faculty of Humanities have a long and illustrious tradition at the University of Freiburg. Many outstanding accomplishments in the fields of philosophy, history, and the philology of various European languages are linked to the names and publications of scholars from Freiburg.

Language of instruction
English and German

Language requirements
English and/or German proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English and/or German from "videregående skole" for Norwegian students).
For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please here.
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements (Karakterkrav)
No GPA requirements

Total number of study places:
2 per semester (between BA in Nordic, English and History studies) 

Tuition fee (Skolepenger)
Student doing exchange within Erasmus + are exempted from tuition fees.

Erasmus + in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

Academic year
Autumn semester: Mid-October-February
Spring semester: Mid-April-End of July

How to find subjects
Check the university webpage here. Go to the section “Courses and University catalog”. 

ECTS credits abroad 
30 ECTS = 30 studiepoeng

Freiburg is a very popular destination for students to live and study. As a result, there is a significant shortage of housing and rent is quite expensive.
You can apply for an accommodation in the student dormitory as an international student. To find out about application procedures, please click here.

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at:


Students reports from exchange studies here