Study in Berlin!

The study programmes at Sigmund Freud Private University (SFU) are structurally adapted to the demand for studying in Berlin and are run in the Bachelor-Master-Doctorate / PhD system. In addition to academic education, career orientation already plays an important role in the Bachelor’s degree and is further deepened in the Master’s degree.

Benefit from SFU’s international network

SFU Berlin was founded and accredited in 2013 as a branch of SFU Vienna. As the largest private university in Austria, SFU offers its students the opportunity to complete parts of their studies there, at their place of birth and work, or at one of the other branches in France, Italy and Slovenia. This combines a change of perspective and international experience with all the advantages of being able to study continuously at the same university.

The mission of Sigmund Freud Private University:
We don’t just start careers, we encourage personality

The mission of SFU is guided by four fundamental motives:

  • The cultivation of Sigmund Freud’s intellectual legacy
  • The cultivation of humanistic values in an increasingly purposive social and academic environment
  • The emphasis on the personality as the basis (rather than a side show) of education
  • The attachment and responsibility towards the university city of Berlin and its citizens

With the psychotherapy science study programme, SFU was the first in the world to realise Sigmund Freud’s vision of establishing psychotherapy as an academic subject. A strongly humanistically oriented psychology degree complements the programme in this respect. The humanistic approach is already evident in the admission procedure and extends through the structure of the curricula to the didactic concepts of the individual fields of study. The university’s own outpatient clinic does not only serve the practical training of students, but also makes a contribution to the common good by providing Berlin with psychotherapeutic and psychological services. Special attention is paid to the needs and possibilities of people with a migration background.