The beautiful medieval city of Bamberg is located in northern Bavaria, only a couple of hours away from major cities like Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, and the wonderful city of Munich. This town of about 70,000 inhabitants has origins dating back to the 11th century, when the Counts of Babenberg constructed a large castle on a hill around which Bamberg was developed during the late Carolingian period. The city is also recognized for its historic city center by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
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Distance to Cedar Falls: 4562 miles
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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 10,000 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 - the Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration. If there is prior knowledge of German, students can take courses in the other two faculties at the University - Humanities and Cultural Studies, and Human Sciences and Education. There is a 3-week preparatory course for international students prior to the start of each semester, which includes 60 hours of intensive German courses and orientation.
Winter Semester: mid October - end of February
Summer Semester: mid April - end of July
Accommodation & Meals
Though UNI exchange students are responsible for paying for room and board at the University of Bamberg, students do have a choice of living in a student home or an apartment. Apartments are relatively cheaper costing approximately 270 Euros per month, including most utilities. Also, students have the choice of cooking their own meals or eating at the university cafeteria. Food is fairly cheap in the dining center and ranges from 4-5 Euros.
1. Apply online through the UNI Study Abroad website and pay the $65 non-refundable application fee (exact cash or check)
2. Attend Study Abroad 101 session
3. Request an official transcript from the UNI Registrars Office
4. Turn-in one faculty recommendation form
Students interested in applying to the UNI exchange with the University of Bamberg are advised to contact the Study Abroad Center for more information on application procedures.
UNI exchange students are charged UNI tuition (in-state or out of state) and mandatory fees on their U-Bill. In addition, students are responsible for the cost of their room and board, round trip airfare, and in-country transportation, travel documents, books/supplies, travel and health insurance, and personal expenses.