• Bamberg

    Germany: University of Bamberg

  • Bamberg along the river

    Germany: University of Bamberg

  • Berlin -Reichstag Parliament Building

    Germany: University of Bamberg

Introduction

As a World Heritage Site, Bamberg is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful German Cities. With 70,000 inhabitants, studying in Bamberg will allow you to experience the Franconian way of life while enjoying many attractions like famous museums, music festivals, theater, and all the joys that the many lakes and mountain resorts offer. All fields are welcome as courses are available in English. Bamberg's location in the Regnitz valley, the city's seven hills, the Hain park with its river-swimming facilities, the close proximity to the "Franconian Switzerland," the Haßberge Hills, the Steigerwald Nature Park and the Upper Main River valley all add to the city's appeal.

Bamberg

Location

This little city of approximately 70,000 is one of the gems of Franconia, although visitors often pass it by. Bamberg is set in the rolling Franconian hills where the Regnitz River flows into the Main. It's loaded with attractions, including numerous architectural treasures, and suffered very little damage in World War II.

In the Middle Ages, Bamberg was a powerful ecclesiastical center. Originally, it was two towns divided by the river: the ecclesiastical town of the prince-bishopric, of which it was the capital for 800 years, and the secular town of the burghers. Bamberg's architecture reflects more than 1,000 years of building, with styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic, Renaissance to baroque, up to the eclecticism of the 19th century. There are narrow cobblestone streets, ornate mansions and palaces, and impressive churches.

Today, Bamberg and beer go together like barley and hops. The town has been called "a beer drinker's Eden" (there are more breweries here than in Munich). The average Bamberger drinks 190 liters (50 gal.) of beer a year, making the rest of the German people look like teetotalers by comparison. Beer lovers come from afar for Rauchbier, a smoked beer first brewed in 1536.

Academics

unknown The University of Bamberg offers several courses that are taught in English:

  • Applied Computer Science
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • English and American Studies and British Cultural Studies
  • General Linguistics
  • Oriental Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Teacher Education / Pedagogics

All exchange students are required to take a placement test prior to beginning their exchange studies. You will receive a link to this test via e-mail in January (for the summer semester) or June (for the winter semester). 

If there is prior knowledge of German, students can take courses in German in many levels (beginning - A through advanced - C). There is an optional 3-week preparatory course for international students prior to the start of each semester, which includes 60 hours of intensive German courses and orientation.

Credit Equivalents/Grade Conversion:

Credits:

(Uses ECTS system)

6 ECTS = 3 UNI credits

 

 

 

Participant Info

 

 

Housing & Meals


BambergHousing:

Bamberg's housing market has changed considerably in recent years. The demand for private accommodations is quite high and rent prices continue to increase. The common trend seen in many cities, and particularly in university cities, is now quite apparent in Bamberg, too. It is therefore advised to look for a flat as early as possible and to be patient, as the process can take quite a while.

The University of Bamberg offers several types of housing for our students to choose from:

Private Housing is available, but not advised. The best way to find private housing is through https://www.wg-gesucht.de/

Meals:

For meals, depending on your living situation, there are on-campus cafeterias with dining options. If you are staying in the apartments, there are markets to buy groceries. 

Program Costs

Germany: University of Bamberg

Estimated Program Cost:

$13,999*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Academic Year
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Term: 
Spring
App Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.