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Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – 1 field degree program

(B.A. or B.Sc.: depending on choice of Major)
Language of instruction:


Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

8 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:


Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Knowledge of the English language at least level B2 of the CEFR, letter of motivation and written paper (essay) with explanation, if necessary, 1st level: pre-selection average from the German higher education entrance qualification grade and evaluation of written paper (essay), 2nd level: passed selection interview and average from the German higher education entrance qualification grade)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period.
Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 20% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Higher semesters:

2. - 4. study semester: restricted admission: Further information about the selection process for higher semesters can be found on this information sheet [de].

Application period: First semester: 1 June–31 July
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The LAS program offers interdisciplinary training that allows for individual emphases. The Core (56 ECTS) includes reflection on knowledge and sciences – the key to interdisciplinary education and training –, a curriculum on Responsibility and Leadership, and general academic skills training. In the Electives (64 ECTS), students can choose from a variety of options and courses as well as undertake study projects of their own. The Major (102 ECTS + 16 ECTS Multidisciplinarity) constitutes the students’ training in a specific academic field. LAS offers four Majors: (1) Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, (2) Life Sciences, (3) Governance, (4) Culture and History. LAS teaches students intellectual flexibility across disciplines and enables them to apply the acquired skills to complex academic and practical questions. It prepares them for careers in international environments that demand fast and efficient adaptation to varying and complex challenges on a day to day basis. Finally, students will learn how to self-responsibly and self-confidently continue to advance their intellectual development after graduation, for and beyond their careers.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The central academic advisory service - the Central Academic Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

LAS Program Consultation
University College Freiburg (UCF)
Bertoldstraße 17
79085 Freiburg

Examination Office

Kathleen Robinson
Telefon: 0761 203-67342
Bertoldstr. 17, 79085 Freiburg
Sprechstunden: Mo-Mi 9.00 bis 12.00 Uhr

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.

2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
waiting period selection
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waiting period selection
waiting period
assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years
preselection: 1,8
selection: 1,00
4 preselection: 1,9
selection: 1,05
3 preselection: 2,0
selection: 1,10
4 preselection: 1,6
selection: 1,5

» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.