Erasmus FAQs Incomings
Before you come to FU Berlin, you need to lay out your course of study in the learning agreement. FU will not give you any guidelines regarding how many ECTS points you need to have. This question and other admission questions should be discussed with your home university. The responsible FMI ERASMUS coordinator (either Prof. Dr. Geus or Prof. Dr. Arnd Bauerkämper) will sign your learning agreement once you have completed the form and they have approved it. You can also send the agreement in via email as a scanned document and you will receive the approved form as a scan in return. Please send the scanned version of the learning agreement back to your home university. If you need the original document (hard copy) please give us the address of the recipient.
Please abide by the submission deadline for the learning agreement! The form can be easily revised at a later time.
The process is the same as that for submitting your first learning agreement. Bring your changes to the appropriate FMI coordinator to sign. You can also send the agreement in via email as a scanned document and you will receive a scan in return. Then forward the scan to the responsible coordinator at your university.
As an Erasmus-student, you can also attend individual courses (lectures or seminars) from a module. Generally, Erasmus students at FU Berlin follow the course of study for the History Program (B.A./M.A.). You can find that program here.
The ECTS points for individual offerings are specific to each module. Points for the hours of study and grading format are set at 30 hours for 1 ECTS credit. If your home university requires other proof of grading, please contact your coordinator at FMI (Prof. Dr. Geus or Prof. Dr. Arnd Bauerkämper) individually and speak with your lecturer. You will find an overview of assigned ECTS points according to performance here. Further adjustments may be possible on a case-by-case basis.
If the lecturer agrees, you can also register with a paper form, which you find here. Please ask your lecturer to sign the form and then submit it to the Office of Academic Affairs at the Department of History and Cultural Studies (Studienbüro, Fabeckstr. 23-25, Room 1.0104, 14195 Berlin).
Don’t worry! The department of History and Cultural studies has a tutoring program available to help you. The tutors work closely with the BA coordinators and offer weekly tutoring sessions. The tutors can give you individual help with questions about research, writing papers, preparing for oral exams and presentations, and with general questions about managing your university coursework. For more information see http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/fmi/studium/tutoring/index.html or contact them directly.
If you are registered with Campus management for the course, you can just log in and save or print out your academic record. If you have registered with a paper form, please fill out the Erasmus Grading form, which you can find here.
If you need a transcript, please submit the following documents to your responsible FMI ERASMUS coordinator (you can also send scans of the documents via email):
1. Your academic record. You can either submit a copy from Campus Management or paper forms signed by your respective lecturers. (Link?) Please make sure the forms contain all of your classes and are completed.
2. The completed form “Obtaining a Transcript of Records”.
3. Your learning agreement.
Please make sure that you can meet your deadline. The transcript requests can take a few weeks and therefore, it might be helpful to finish your coursework a little earlier (e.g. turn your term paper in early). Please discuss your options with your lecturer in time.