Study in Germany for a Semester or Year!
The University of Bamberg profits from its location in a world cultural heritage site and acts as the region’s academic hub. It fulfills an academic mandate which extends far beyond its local roots. Short distances, both literally and figuratively, facilitate good advisory services, personal communication and interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning.
The University has made it a goal to offer all its members equal opportunities. Success can be seen in the university’s family-friendly certification and in the high number of appointments for female professors. The University bears a societal responsibility and is committed to the concept of lifelong learning.
Bamberg’s historic old city offers exceptional living and working conditions, and the university itself contributes to the diversity of cultural and social life in the city.
Bamberg is located in southern Germany in the north of Bavaria. It is a good example of a central European town with a basically early medieval plan and many surviving ecclesiastical and secular buildings of the medieval period. When Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, became King of Germany in 1007 he made Bamberg the seat of a bishopric, intended to become a 'second Rome'. Of particular interest is the way in which the present town illustrates the link between agriculture (market gardens and vineyards) and the urban distribution centre.
- Fall Semester: Mid October to Late February (Optional but recommended Preparatory Course begins in early September)
- Spring Semester: Mid April to Late July (Called Summer Semester in Germany) (Optional but recommended Preparatory Course begins in early March)
Due to Bamberg's calendar exchange students are only able to study at Bamber for the Academic Year or the Spring semester unless the fall is their final term. For more information about the academic calendar please visit the Bamberg website
If you are interested in living in one of Bamberg’s student halls of residence, the International Office at the University of Bamberg can help you find a room.
Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options. Students will submit their housing payment directly to Bamberg or their housing provider.
For more information about housing please visit the Bamberg’s accommodation web page.
Paid to Appalachian State
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
||$1000 - $1800
||$1000 - $1800
||$2200 - $3000
||$4400 - $5500
||$1500 - $2000
||$3000 - $4000
||$1500 - $1800
||$2500 - $3500
|Books and Materials
||$150 - $300
||$300 - $600
||$150 - $200
||$300 - $400
|German Residence Permit (for US Citizens)
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$1500 - $2000
||$3000 - $4000
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester).
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Academic Year, Spring.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
While Bamberg does primarily teach in German they do offer a select list of courses taught in English each semester. For more information about the Bamberg course offerings please visit the Exchange Student web page.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Bamberg program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page