Language Immersion

RUVirtual: FUBiS (Germany)

Berlin, Germany

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer II 2021
May 29, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Summer III 2021
Jul 17, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Sophomore

Students interested in taking German Language courses may only enroll in Intermediate or Advanced level courses. Beginner courses can be taken at Rutgers.



Program Advisor

The Program

Wide-range of German language and content courses.

No previous knowledge of German is required for subject courses offered in English. Language courses are offered on all levels, Rutgers students may only take intermediate or advanced language courses.


Summer FUBiS

Program Locations




Once divided, Berlin is once again the center of German politics, arts, and cultural life and the gateway to Eastern Europe. It is an East-West metropolis with something for everyone.  Traverse the streets of Berlin and you will find the monumental Brandenburg Gate, the shops and bustling commerce on the Ku'damm and the hip Hackesche Hoefe district. In the Tiergarten the "House of World Cultures" presents a wealth of events and exhibitions featuring cultures from outside Europe.

(Summer 2021 will be offered remotely)



Online courses offer similar opportunities to study the German language and culture as well as a selection of subject courses at the highest academic level. Participants can earn the same number of credits as they would for the on-site program and have the added flexibility of trading the big city for the comfort of their own homes!

FUBIS SUMMER II- May 29- July 10, 2021 List of courses

FUBIS SUMMER III- July 17 - August 14, 2021 List of courses

Rutgers students may not enroll in Beginner A1 or A2 German language courses at FUBIS. Those courses are available at Rutgers. You may enroll in Intermediate or Advanced German languages courses if you wish. FUBIS also offers subject courses in English.


Academic Calendar

To see the updated calendar for FUBiS Summer Term II, go to their website.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.


Summer Term II

Late May

Early July

Housing and Meals

Summer 2021 Online Courses will be offered remotely.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
Undergrad NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Semi-Intensive German Track (6 credits) w/ homestay $6,340 $6,920
Semi-Intensive German Track (6 credits) w/ apartment $5,920 $6,500
Intensive German Track (7 credits) w/ homestay $5,430 $6,110
Intensive German Track (7 credits) w/ apartment $5,010 $5,680
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing (either single room in shared apartments, or homestay)
•    Some meals (Homestays include daily breakfast, one additional meal, and commission)
•    Some excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* For housing in all other options students will need to pay the difference directly to the provider.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals* $500
Personal Expenses $500
Total $2,200.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.



Students are 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 FUBiS Summer Program in Berlin.  Please, go to FUBiS website for specific details.

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.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.