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  • Locations: Bamberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Otto-Friedrich Universitat Bamberg (FICE: 920467) Type of Instruction: Independent Study
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Finance, German, International Affairs, International Business, International Policy, Linguistics, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Universitat Bamberg

The University of Bamberg is a middle-sized University with an academic focus on the humanities, social and economic sciences, as well as human sciences rounded out by application-oriented computer sciences. Interdisciplinary research activity and the ability to combine degree programmes contribute to the university’s distinguished status in Germany’s academic community.
At the University of Bamberg, research and teaching are treated as one entity; service facilities and administration foster innovation and productivity. Success can be seen not only in exceptional individual research projects, but also in larger-scale cooperative research.
The university is committed to quality teaching, and the high rankings that the university has received are an incentive to continue to strive toward that goal.

See: Infosheet _Bamberg_2019.pdf  & The University of Bamberg - Short Info.pdf 

Program Location

bamWith its approximately 70,000 inhabitants, Bamberg will make it easy for you to settle in and get acquainted the city. Bamberg's old city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1993, and the city is currently experiencing what can only be described as a boom. Since the 2009/10 winter semester, the student body has grown from approximately 9,000 students to 13,000 enrolled in the 2013/14 winter semester. This means that every sixth person in Bamberg is a university student, and this in turn means that Bamberg is a very young city with a lot to offer.

As a university town, Bamberg has a lot to offer on a night out. In addition to the numerous pubs, bars and clubs, the city's many cafes provide the perfect setting for a short break – or even an entire afternoon spent with friends and acquaintances.

Video 1 © Tourist Office Bamberg
Video 2 © Antenne Bayern (Bavarian radio station) 


Scholarship Opportunities


Contact Information

Dr. Inge DiBella
Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages
215 Joe Brown Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: 706-542-0814

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Please click here for additional Department of German and Slavic Languages information.

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Study Paths:
Catalog information:

German Language Subjects: German_for_ExchangeStudents_SS20 2020.pdf
Note: Please continue to check the course lists for more details as the upcoming semester approaches, or contact the teachers of the courses you are interested in for current information.  In the meantime, use the current year information as a guide.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Has completed two semesters of prior university education
  • Minimum GRMN 3010 or 3070 (German is primary language of instruction)
  • Students without GRMN 3010 may be considered if planning to enroll in full-time German Language classes for international students (at appropriate level) and classes in English.  Students without the advanced GRMN proficiency who are pursuing courses in English must combine with German Language courses.  

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: Early October -- Late January; Intensive German Language offered in September
Spring Semester: Early April -- Late July; Intensive German Language offered in March

Exchange students will receive assistance from the Bamberg International Office can help you find a room. Students apply when completing the full set of Bamberg host university application materials.  At that time, students who submit the "Wohnen in Bamberg" form with the Bamberg host application, receive written confirmation prior to arrival in Bamberg. 
Rooms arranged through this service are either one-person apartments with a kitchen and bathroom, or two- and three-roomed apartments in which residents share a kitchen and bathroom.  Each hall of residence has only a limited number of apartments that are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Those who do not wish to use this service will have to arrange for private accommodation in Bamberg independently.

The term or period of your rental agreement is fixed by your hall of residence and is non-negotiable. The rental period is as follows: 

  • Winter [Fall] semester: 1 September through 28 February

  • Summer [Spring] semester: 1 March through 31 August

This means that tenants must pay rent according to this schedule, even if they have not yet moved to Bamberg at the start of rental period (e.g. students first arriving in October or April, respectively). This applies without exception to all University of Bamberg exchange students.