Yes, you can. You need to have completed 120 ECTS credits at the time of application - this will be checked in your Transcript of Records, which you submit with your application. Please find this information in the Access Charter.
Yes, sometimes not all allocated seats are taken by the candidates and there might still be unoccupied seats available. In this case, FU Berlin Admissions Office may send the second round of admission letters to fill the empty seats. This means, candidates may still receive an admission letter towards mid-August. As soon as all places are filled, FU will send rejection letters, which will be the final decision.
It is not necessary to have your bachelor’s program completed to start
the MCNB (e.g. you have not handed in your bachelor's thesis). Freie
Universität will allow you to matriculate even when your bachelor’s
program is not completed. However, you need to complete it and bring a
proof of completion by the end of the first semester in the MCNB (end of
Typically everyone starts from the first semester of the program. Admission to a higher semester is only possible if there would be free places (which in the past has been happening rarely). If there are free places and an application for the summer term is opening, you need to be able to show/argue that you have taken courses that cover the teaching content of the first semester of the MCNB. As this will be challenging and an admission rather unlikely, we advise applying for the winter term and discourage applying for the 'higher semester' in the summer term.
You will be asked questions about your background, research interests, ambitions, and specific motivation to enroll in the MCNB.
For the interview, you should be prepared to shortly tell what your Bachelor's thesis (or a comparable project) was about.
Please note that the interview will only be 10 minutes long. Be ready to answer the questions in a short and concise manner.
Uni-assist deals with hundreds of thousands of applications yearly from various countries. The documents submitted to uni-assist are heterogenous, and there is no international standard for the documents they must assess. This situation requires a vast amount of manual work. Candidates who submitted their application towards the end of the application period may have to wait longer for their documents to be forwarded to FU Berlin. Such a delay does not negatively affect your application. Your case will be considered equally. There is nothing the FU Berlin or the admission committee can do to speed up the process until the applications are screened by uni-assist. We are asking for your understanding. To help speed up the process for everyone, make sure your documents and scans are of high quality, and you give proper names for your files before uploading.