Otto-Friedrich-Universität-Bamberg Germany

About Otto-Friedrich-Universität-Bamberg

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.



Bamberg, Germany

Described as one of the most beautiful small cities in Europe, Bamberg captivates visitors with picturesque buildings that read like an encyclopedia of architecture. The University of Bamberg is located in the center of the city, mainly in the old town, which is over 1,000 years old and was declared part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1993. The unique atmosphere of the various building styles from the Middle Ages contributes to the feeling of well-being in the city, with the cost of living much lower than that in larger cities. Your semester in Bamberg is sure to be unforgettable.

Undergraduate Program

Application Material

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:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained


Other Information


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.

Academic Calendar

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

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.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

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).

Additional Information



Sabine von Witzleben

Incoming Exchange Students Coordinator

International Office

Otto-Friedrich-Universitat Bamberg

00 (49) 951-863-1049