University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg

One of the oldest and highest-ranking universities in Germany, the University of Freiburg is a public research university noted for its degree and master courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, students also enjoy easy access to the Black Forest, France and the Swiss Alps. The institution's full name is the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
 

University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg in numbers

1457
Founded in
24,500
Students
4,000
International students
11
Faculties

Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of Germany's oldest universities. There are 24,500 students, of which 18% (4,000) are international. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across 11 faculties.

More about the University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg is a public research university, particularly well-known for its degree courses in the humanities, natural sciences, medicine and social sciences. Just like the city of Freiburg, the university is committed to sustainable and environmentally-progressive practices and research. The University of Freiburg offers 22 degrees taught in English. It is part of the EUCOR confederate, along with the University of Strasbourg, the University of Basel and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

As one of Germany’s leading universities, courses are heavily over-subscribed, which means all undergraduate admissions require a high standard of high school grades/diploma. Students at the University of Freiburg can engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including campus radio and outdoor leisure at the university’s own Schauinsland mountain retreat.

University of Freiburg
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Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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TK - Your health insurance partner at the University of Freiburg

Take care of your studies - we take care of the bureaucracy!

TK is one of Germany’s leading public health insurance providers. As a health insurance partner for the University of Freiburg, many students choose to be covered by TK during their studies. Health insurance is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

You will need to have your public healthcare cover organized before applying for your visa. At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students for public healthcare cover, ensuring they can apply for their visa and are legally covered during their studies.

Students aged under 30 are entitled to a discounted student rate for health insurance. This is available at Expatrio through TK. Although TK offers the same basic cover as most public providers, it also offers English language support and registration as well as vaccination advice, dental hygiene cover, and well-being classes.

Everything you need for your student visa

Health Insurance

Everyone who comes to Germany for work or studies needs to register for health insurance.

Funds

You’ll need to prove you have the funds to cover living costs for one year or the duration of your stay.

Qualifications

You'll need to provide your high school diploma or equivalent.

Language Skills

Depending on whether you are doing a German or English-taught course you’ll need to prove you have a grasp of the language.

Acceptance

You’ll need to provide proof of acceptance onto your university course.

Visa paperwork

You'll need: passport, biometric photo, certificate of enrollment, proof of: finances, health insurance, and residence; plus the visa application filled out.

Studying at the University of Freiburg

Students who choose to study at the University of Freiburg enjoy an excellent student life in an exciting city.

There are many reasons to choose to study at the University of Freiburg; namely that it has a strong international presence and is incentive to different cultural practices. There are also many reasons to choose to study in Germany itself, including the lack of tuition fees, a high standard of living, and relatively low living costs.

Before embarking on a degree course, many international students need to apply for a Student Visa. There are many requirements when it comes to applying for this, including healthcare cover, proof of living funds and proof of acceptance onto the course.

At Expatrio we offer a wide range of services for potential students in Germany, including assisting with the visa application by offering a Blocked Account for proof of finances, as well as healthcare cover and additional services. Check out our Value Package, which can help you save time and money while taking advantage of all these services as a neat bundle.

Blocked Account

Fast, cheap & secure

German Blocked Account for your visa application!

  • Approved by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Individual Account number of course!
  • Official 'Opening Confirmation' within minutes*
  • Low fees: €49 (set-up) & €5 (monthly)
  • Fast Customer Service with a 24-hour response guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa refusal
  • Monthly cancellation or extension possible
  • Optional: free Current Account for payouts
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Best Value

Value Package

€49 cash-back & free benefits

Our all-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany! 

  • Blocked Account: the fast, cheap and secure solution
  • Health Insurance: essential coverage with awarded providers

Benefit from:

  • Fast Customer Service: 24-hour response guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa refusal
  • Free: Incoming Insurance*
  • Free: Current Account*
  • Free: ISIC card*
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Health Insurance Plus

Essential coverage with the best providers

Health Insurance coverage for visa & stay in Germany!

  • Approved by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Incoming Insurance free for up to 92 days* & accepted worldwide
  • Best Public German Health Insurance*
  • Awarded Private Health Insurance*
  • Extensive coverage incl. vaccinations
  • Doctor appointment service & live chat
  • Free additional benefits*
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Everything you need for your new life in Germany

Blocked Account
A Blocked Account is the easiest way to prove you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs during your time in Germany. At Expatrio, we offer a federal-approved Blocked Account which can be set up online from your home country before applying for your visa. Remember that the proof of funds for living costs is essential for a German student visa.

Incoming Insurance
At Expatrio, we offer Incoming Insurance as part of our Value Package and Health Insurance Plus. We partner with a highly recommended provider that has over 60 years’ experience in covering global mobility. This insurance covers you for the first days or weeks of living in Germany, meaning the time between your arrival and the start of your course. The Incoming Insurance is not only mandatory for your visa application, but also necessary, because your public healthcare cover will only start from your first day of enrollment or work.

Health Insurance
Private or Public Health Insurance cover is absolutely essential for every type of visa and for any resident in Germany. At Expatrio, we can help students aged under 30 to register for Public Health Insurance at the discounted student rate. We partner with TK (Techniker Krankenkasse), the biggest and one of the most popular public health funds in Germany. We also offer Private Health Insurance options if applicable to the individual situation.

Current Account
You will also need to set up a German Current Account; you do not need this in order to get your visa but it is much easier to have this completed prior to your arrival in Germany. Once set-up, you can arrange for monthly living costs to be transferred from your Blocked Account to your Current Account each month. At Expatrio setting up your current account comes optionally with the Blocked Account, but can also be opened stand-alone.

ISIC Card
We can arrange your ISIC card: an international student identity card that gives you access to 150,000 discounts in over 130 countries. Many of these discounts are on leisure, food, and travel. The card is also a useful proof of ID and of student status. A virtual card can also be used in conjunction with the ISIC App. Again, this card is low in cost or even free as part of our Value Package.

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