University of Freiburg, Germany

The University of Freiburg dates back to 1457. It is one of 11 'universities of excellence' and stands among Europe’s top research and teaching institutions. The university is affiliated with 19 Nobel laureates and 15 Leibniz prize winners.

Freiburg is located in the very south-west of Germany. It has a population of 220,000 and is located on the edge of the Black Forest. Freiburg is one of Germany’s most progressive cities, famous for a high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. It is the German capital of renewable energies and a driving research centre, particularly for solar energy. Freiburg has an excellent public transport system and contains a fully sustainable, low energy neighbourhood. The town has a large student population and is defined by a relaxed but vibrant atmosphere unusual for its size.

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Estimated number of places

1-3 full-year places or 2-6 semester places for each subject

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • German
  • Law

Key information University of Freiburg

  • Language of teaching: mostly German, some courses available in English. UofG students should ensure that all required courses are taught in a language in which they are at least proficient at B2 level. 
  • Term: autumn semester: mid-October to mid-February. Spring semester: mid-April to late July
  • Grade system: 1.0-5.0
  • Course listing
  • Accommodation

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