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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)
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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

8 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

240 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): Selection procedure (60 places)
(Knowledge of the English language at least level B2 of the CEFR; result of the University entrance qualification, evaluation of the motivation letter (at least 4.0) and evaluation of an essay (at least 4.0).)

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 (University): The admission requirements are specified in the selection statutes (see section "Statutes" below). For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the selection statutes for higher semesters (see the section "Statutes" below) and this page.

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 15 July
Higher semesters: 2. - 4. study semester: Winter semester: from 1 June to 15 July, Summer semester: from 1 December to 15 January, from the 5. study semester: Winter semester: until 30 September, Summer semester: until 31 March

Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences is a specific approach to Bachelor level education and an alternative to disciplinary study. Combining academic breadth and depth with student choice, LAS encourages intellectual discovery and personal development in an international learning community.


LAS offers interdisciplinary training that allows for individual emphases:

The Core (56 ECTS) encompasses basic and advanced academic skills, reflections on knowledge and science, and a curriculum on Responsibility and Leadership.

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.


Have a look at our course insights:

Read what students and alumni say about LAS in our LAS Stories:

And visit our online and live Open Days:

LAS gives you the freedom to shape your own education and career. As no LAS story is the same, you make the difference! While LAS does not prepare you for a specific trajectory or career, it is a structured opportunity to develop and focus your interests and competencies for a broad range of professional fields.

About 80% of our graduates pursue further academic training in interdisciplinary as well as specialized Master’s programs in a broad range of academic fields.

LAS graduates are prepared for careers in international environments that demand fast and efficient adaptation to varying and complex challenges. Think tanks, academia, international organizations, politics and administration, media, as well as international firms are future employers.

For more detailed information on graduate studies and career perspectives, have a look at the LAS website:

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.

For study and examination regulations, see the "Statutes" section above.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (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

Thorsten Leiendecker
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
waiting period selection
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: 0.8

Preselection before 2020: assigned note/number of points = average grade of the Abitur
Preselection since 2020: assigned note/number of points = average grade of the Abitur in combination with the essay
Selection: assigned note/number of points = average grade of the Abitur in combination with the interview

» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states or of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or who are not equivalent to Germans pursuant to Section 1 (2) No. 2-3 HZVO (Baden-Württemberg University Admission Regulations) and/or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification may not take part 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.