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* Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/10/2017
10/15/2017 03/05/2018 07/13/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

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Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
2.7 (3.0+ preferred)
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, German
Program Coordinator:
Amy Young Program Type: CSU Exchange Program
Areas of Study:
Business, Liberal Arts Recommended Programs: International Studies
Program Description:

University of Bamberg
in Bamberg, Germany

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University of Bamberg is an over 350 years old and has about 9000 students with the largest number studying within the Humanities. The Social Sciences, Business Administration, and Economics account for the second major area of focus. These are rounded out by Human Sciences, Education, and the Information and Applied Computer Sciences faculties.

General Program Information

WHEN:  Students may participate in the program for a full academic year or spring semester.  While fall semester is possible, dates conflict with the CSU academic calendar for the spring semester.
  • Winter Semester--Mid-September-Mid-February
  • Summer Semester--Early March-Late July
WHERE:  Bamberg, Germany.

HOST INSTITUTION:  University of Bamburg

CREDITS:  Two European Credit and Transfer Accumulation System (ECTS) credits are equal one CSU credit. Most classes at Bamberg are six ECTS so students are likely to earn three CSU transfer credits per class.

COST:  Please see relevant budget sheet for spring or academic year.  The fall semester (rarely used because precludes returning to CSU for spring) is similar to spring budget. Students should complete the Education Abroad Common Scholarship Application as Bamberg applicants are eligible for scholarships.

LANGUAGE:  A variety of classes taught in English are available.  Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to study German language and culture while at Bamberg. German language classes are available at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum GPA 2.7, Good Disciplinary Standing

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  This exchange program allows CSU students to attend University of Bamberg for one or two semesters while Bamberg students attend CSU.


COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH*-  Bamberg has a variety of courses taught in English including English/linguistics, communication studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, economics, and business. Additionally, the University of Bamberg encourages the study of elementary German for CSU students who do not have prior study of the language.

COURSE TAUGHT IN GERMAN*- Courses taught in German are suitable for studying German language and culture.

ORIENTATION*-  Bamberg offers a 3-week preparatory course for exchange students at the beginning of each semester. Participation is voluntary but strongly recommended. The course provides the opportunity for students to begin study or refresh their knowledge of German language and culture. Additionally, the course offers a recreational and studies-preparation program. The course costs €200 and students have the opportunity to earn six ECTS credits (3 CSU credits).
*The above links will connect you directly to the University of Bamburg course listing and description page as well as the Exchange Student Preparatory Course page.


CSU students normally reside in Bamberg's residence halls, preferably Josef-Stiftung Hall, which is in old section of city center, on the river.  Bamberg University recommends students have financial resources of 350 Euro for housing and 350 Euro for living expenses per month.


The ancient imperial and episcopal city of Bamberg is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Germany. The old city’s “thousand-year work of art” was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage register in 1993. The city’s medieval appearance owes significantly to its characteristically Gothic and Baroque architecture.

Today Bamberg is a lively city with approximately 70,000 inhabitants. Thanks to the university and its growing importance as a business location, the city has taken on the role of an intellectual, cultural, and economic center. Additionally, with its inclusion in the European Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, Bamberg is part of a tight network of regional cities. The region has much to offer in the way of art, culture, sports, and recreational activities.


Visa and Travel Information for Germany
German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State Information for Students Traveling Abroad
Lonely Planet Bamberg