University of Freiburg

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.

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.

UiS has an Erasmus agreement with the University of Freiburg within Cultural studies and Languages.

Language of instruction

English and German.

Language requirements

English and/or German proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level recommended (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English and/or German from "videregående skole" for Norwegian students).

Description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements

No GPA requirements.

Total number of exchange places

2 per semester between Bachelorstudents in Nordic, English and History studies.

Tuition fee

Student doing exchange within Erasmus+ are exempted from tuition fees.


Erasmus+-grant 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

Academic calendar

How to find subjects

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.

As an international student, you apply for an accommodation in the student dormitory.


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.

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