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The FUBiS student identity card identifies you as student of Freie Universität Berlin and entitles you to various discounts. You need it in the Mensa to get your meal at the student price. You also need it to use the libraries. In addition, you can receive the student discount in many cinemas, theaters, museums and other venues if you show your student ID. Please note that there are no discounts on Berlin public transportation tickets/passes for short-term student.

If you have a laptop, we recommend you bring it with you because it will be easier for you to do your homework and other assignments. If your laptop is equipped with Wi-Fi you can access to the university internet network available on campus. If you do not bring a laptop, you can use the computer facilities of Freie Universität Berlin (ZEDAT).

You can print and copy in the computer lab in House L on Campus Lankwitz for a small fee. Copy machines can also be found in the "Earth Sciences Library"  (house "O", Entrance house "G") and in copy shops nearby.In addition, you can print at the ZEDAT (university computer center of Freie Universität Berlin) at Campus Dahlem.

To print, copy or scan you need a "MensaCard".

(The card can be purchased directly in the student cafeteria which is called "Mensa" at German universities)



  • A4 print (from notebook, thin client) (black and white, A4, white 80g) 0,05 €
  • A4 copy (black and white, A4, white 80g) 0,05 €
  • Color copy / print color (Color, A4, white 80g) € 0.30
  • Scan to USB Memory Drive A5 - A3 (from the scanner or multifunction device; color or black and white) € 0.04
Note: The MensaCard need for an order a minimum balance of € 1.20 have, otherwise you get an error message when copying.

In the library (as everywhere on campus) you can use your own laptop, tablet or smartphone with the wifi-network called "eduroam".

(ZEDAT account required)

You can also use our library computers for using the Internet or to print

(login with your student ID)

With your FUBiS student identity card you will have access to all Freie Universität Berlin libraries and can use the books shelved there in the reading rooms. Unfortunately, you may not take books out of the libraries because they require you to have a permanent address in Germany.

Mit Ihrem FUBiS-Studierendenausweis haben Sie Zugang zu allen Bibliotheken der Freien Universität Berlin und können dort die Bücher aus dem Präsenzbestand in den Lesesälen benutzen. Das Ausleihen von Büchern und das Mitnehmen nach Hause sind leider nicht möglich, da die Bibliotheken hierfür einen deutschen Wohnsitz verlangen.