Otto-Friedrich-Universität-Bamberg, founded in 1647, is home to over 8,600 students. Offering courses from a variety of disciplines and attracting students from around the world, the University has a strong international focus. There is a variety of German language courses and all other courses are taught in German to complete the language immersion experience. The modern campus offers high-quality fitness facilities and common rooms for students to relax and socialize. You may take undergraduate and graduate courses taught in German or intensive German language courses. Limited business courses are available in English.
Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
The International Office will help reserve accommodations for exchange students in one of the local halls of residence. The rent for these rooms usually amounts to between €157 and €280 per month, plus a deposit of up to €540. The rent and deposit must be paid on arrival in Bamberg. Rental contracts begin on September 1 for the winter semester and March 1 for the summer semester.
The fall (or "winter") semester runs from mid-October to February, with a required orientation beginning in September. The spring (or "summer") semester runs from mid-April to late July, with a required orientation in mid-March.
German language courses, including an intensive 3-week, 4-credit pre-semester course, are available. The additional cost for the intensive language course is approximately €200.
Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).
Sabine von Witzleben
Incoming Exchange Students Coordinator
00 (49) 951-863-1049
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