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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 04/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lloyd Pearson
Language of Instruction:
English, German
Minimum G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Description:
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For more information about the 2019 program, please see the FUBIS Flyer. (Please note RU in Berlin runs over Term II FUBIS dates only)

 The Program
  • Wide-range of German language and content courses
  • Excursions to some of Germany’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities.
  • No previous knowledge of German is required; language courses are offered on all levels and the program is also open to students who want to take courses in English only.
Your Host City: Berlin

Program costs include numerous organized tours and weekend trips to other German cities and to leading museums and cultural institutions. These places will afford you a first-hand experience of Germany’s rich cultural heritage, Germany's emerging leadership role in the European Union, as well as its coming to terms with the legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust and the lasting effects of the Cold War division on the country from 1945 through the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 

Course Offerings
  • Courses taught in German will be offered at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. German-language topics courses are also available for students who place out of these levels of the language track. There is no German language pre-requisite to be eligible for this program; beginning German language students are welcome.
  • Courses taught in English on a broad array of topics will give a unique, yet thorough, insight into German culture and society at the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Both the courses taught in German and those taught in English may be counted toward the relevant requirements for the German major and minor, as well as toward the degree requirements of other Rutgers programs. Students should consult with their degree program’s Undergraduate Director in advance to confirm how credits will be applied to that program.
Students can learn more about course offerings here

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Program Dates
FUBIS Summer Term II 2019 - May 25 - July 6, 2019

Students can choose to either stay with a Berlin host family (strongly recommended for students looking to increase their German fluency) or stay in FUBIS student dormitories. 

Students can learn more here

Financial Information

For more information about finances, including information about financial aid, please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships-at-a-Glance worksheet and visit our scholarship directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships. 

There are several opportunities for students to obtain financial assistance for the Berlin summer study abroad program. In the past, the German Department has been able to make average summer awards of approximately $1,850 to currently enrolled Rutgers students, in some cases more. The German Department hopes to be able to continue making such awards available.

Applicants seeking scholarship assistance from the German Department should indicate this on their application. If you feel your financial situation deserves special attention on our part, please include this information, along with an explanation, within the "personal statement" section of the program application.

Funding is available for graduate students as well as undergraduates, but graduate students are also encouraged to ask about additional potential funding from their home programs. All awards are subtracted from your final payment.