The University of Bamberg is a medium-sized school in a beautiful city similar in size to High Point and has made an impressive international presence. With 300 partners in 60 countries, the school has 1,000 international students and sees many exchange students going and coming each semester. It’s only fitting that the University of Bamberg would place such high importance on taking care of international students. There is a full orientation, intensive language courses, partners for practicing German, and cultural activities for incoming students. HPU students can practice their German while enjoying museums, music, and cafes with new friends from all over the world.
The city of Bamberg is consistently rated among the highest in Germany for it’s quality of life and general beauty. It is an energetic university city with a sense of history, a touch of Italy, and a marked cultural life. A 70,000-inhabitant cathedral city, Bamberg’s city center is among the many prestigious UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Even at first glance, Bamberg’s old quarters reveal extensive evidence of university influence and academic life, and the university itself also profits from the flair of the historic city center. It is considered a charming, cosmopolitan university town.
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Location: Bamberg, Germany (population: 70,000)
University: Universität Bamberg (students: 13,500, with 1,000 international students)
Terms available: Spring or full year
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.
The University of Bamberg offers a range of courses taught in English in Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, Political Science, Psychology, as well as German Language. To view the full list of courses, visit the Course Catalog.
For more information visit the University of Bamberg website.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
HPU students studying abroad at the University of Bamberg will live in dorms specifically for students. Most students will have a single bedroom with a shared bathroom and kitchen. This can vary as rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information visit the university’s website.
Meals are self-catered. University of Bamberg students get reduced prices in the student dining halls by presenting their student ID. Students also are provided a kitchen in their hall of residence. In addition, dorms are located in the city near a number of grocery stores and low-price cafes and restaurants.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
The University of Bamberg suggests students budget approximately €750 – €800 per month to cover basic costs including rent. Areas to budget for include:
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
You will be studying at one of the oldest universities in the state of Bavaria, Germany. You will live in a youthful city — one-in-six people living in Bamberg are students. Upon your arrival in Bamberg, you’ll be paired with a buddy who will help you adjut to life in Germany as a student at the University of Bamberg.
Although the city is close to the center of Germany, it has a distinctly Italian feel complete with a system of rivers and gondoliers. There is a wide range of architecture throughout the city that you will not only see from the outside but experience during lectures and seminars because the university facilities are spread throughout the town rather than being clustered in one location. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra is internationally known and the Natural History Museum is not to be missed. After exploring Bamberg, there are endless possibilities for day trips outside the city, or even weekend excursions to Prague, Berlin, Salzburg, or France.
Read the PDF version of the uni.vers magazine for more information about Bamberg, the university, housing, and courses.