Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bamberg, Germany
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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.
The Hain park, located in the south of Bamberg, is the city's green lung. The many lawns and meadows are perfect for sunbathing, having a barbecue or studying for that next exam. But the Hain also offers bicycling and walking paths, tennis courts, miniature golf courses and even an historical river swimming area, the Hainbad.
The university is one of the oldest universities in Bavaria dating back to 1647. It is a medium-sized university, much like UNI, and houses about 13,000 students with 700 of those being international students. The University of Bamberg takes pride in preserving the cultural inheritance of the city, especially in the older section.
The University of Bamberg has a large international focus, having approximately 250 programs in over 50 countries around the world and about 40 percent of their graduates have studied abroad.
The University of Bamberg offers two faculties that have several courses that are taught in English:
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.
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: