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Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Major Field


Is it “I think, therefore I am”, or “I am, therefore I think”? Is thinking the same as knowledge, and can we know that we are thinking? If we do not know that we are, why are we thinking? This intellectual game could be continued forever and yet never finally answered. Questions that deal with morally right action and the nature of human beings are the great questions of humanity and philosophy. Philosophy is the mother of all science, since if we accept that we cannot know anything for certain, what is science based on? So if you want to learn that you cannot know anything for sure and yet can still make progress, study philosophy at the University of Freiburg!

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

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 8% 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.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–15 July
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

Philosophy is interpretation of the possibilities and premises of how we conduct our lives and experience the world. Things come more clearly into focus when we see them in a new context that is not colored by our present situation. Only then do they become philosophical in nature. Philosophy encompasses a variety of questions which are subject to change depending on the current historical situation and on what other philosophies a philosopher draws on. What a course of study in philosophy thus entails above all is inquiry into the great classical philosophies. They are the best way to familiarize oneself with the peculiarities of philosophical ways of thinking. In addition, classical conceptions of philosophy provide us an opportunity to view the basic assumptions of our current understanding of life from a distance. The objective of philosophy is to achieve the most possible clarity concerning our lives as human beings and a world that does not belong to us alone. 190 Politikwissenschaft Political Science The goal of the course of study is to provide students with the skills and abilities necessary for engagement with normative foundations, political processes, and decisions and for critical analysis of the functional logic of political institutions, processes, and systems. In particular, political science includes the following three subdisciplines:
- Comparative Political Science
- International Politics
- Political Theory

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Philosophy by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Archaeological Sciences | Business Administration | Educational Science and Education Management | German as a Second Language* | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | French | Geography | German Studies: German Literature | History | Islamic Studies | Italian | Jewish Studies | Catalan | Catholic-Theological Studies | Classical and Christian Archaeology | Classical Philology | Cognitive Science | Art History | Medieval Latin Philology* | Musicology | Political Science | Portuguese | Psychology | Romanian* | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic studies | Sociology | Spanish | German Linguistics | Economics | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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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 Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student 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


Alexander Bilda
Philosophisches Seminar
Raum 1071
Platz der Universität 3
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-5487

studienkoordination@philosophie.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: 

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Examination Office


Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 203-9267
http://www.geko.uni-freiburg.de

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
tobie.walther@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
annette.ehinger@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.
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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.