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Direktaustausch (direct exchange program) with Latin America

Every year several vacancies at following universities are available within the direct exchange program (Direktaustausch):




Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Córdoba, Argentina


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Lima, Perú


Universidad de Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica


Pontifica Universidad Javeriana

Bogotá, Colombia


Universidad de los Andes

Bogotá, Colombia

1 + 1

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

1 + 1*

Universidad de Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mexico City, Mexico


El Colegio de México

 Mexico City, Mexico  max. 5**

Universidade de São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil


Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Universidade Estadual de Campinas

São Paulo, Brazil

max. 5

*scholarships including accommodation
**vacancies solely for M.A. students
***vacancies solely for B.A. students
****UNAM: 15 semester-vacancies secured, among them 2 semesters for bachelor and 4 semesters for master students

Please note the application deadlines for the corresponding programs and inform yourself about the application procedure in a timely manner! For instance, the due date for applications to Spanish speaking Latin America is January 21, 2022. There is also an opportunity to additionally apply for scholarships (for one or two semesters) at the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) or any other institution.

Further information available on the webpage of Freie Universität Berlin!

Experience reports from FU students can be found here.

Whoever may be interested in the direct exchange program should also visit the “International Student Mobility – Welcome Services” department of Freie Universität Berlin for an extensive consultation.

International Student Mobility Office
Studierenden-Service-Center (SSC)
Iltisstr. 4 (U-Bahnhof Dahlem Dorf) 14195 Berlin

Sabine SIMON
Tel: +49 (0)30 838-73930
Fax: +49 (0)30 838-73420
Email: auslstud@fu-berlin.de
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Office hours:

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For an appointment please contact Sabine Simon via email or telephonically. You can also go directly to the SSC where you will receive a queue number for an appointment at the same day.