Freie Universität Berlin

As part of the Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Princeton agrees to admit one graduate-level student nominated from Freie Universität Berlin each year to conduct research for a semester or academic year. Students hold the status of VSRC while at Princeton, are not eligible to take courses for official credit, and are only permitted to audit a course with prior permission from the instructor.


Application Submission Dates

As early as six months, but no later than three months prior to your intended start date (See chart.)

Program Length One semester or one academic year
Application Fee None

Application Requirements

  • Statement of academic research - brief statement describing your research project

  • Resume or curriculum vitae    

  • Home Institution Adviser Statement – confirmation of your enrolled graduate student status, nature of collaborative work and its relevance to your academic and scholarly progress

  • Transcript from current enrolled school

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) - international applicants only

  • Evidence of sufficient financial resources to cover the monthly financial requirements

    • Include a translation to English Language and U.S. currency if applicable

    • Bank statements and scholarship letters must include full name

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

Applicants who require additional accessibility assistance may contact [email protected].

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