Global Education

University of Bamberg

An HPU Exchange Program
Bamberg, Germany

Poster_UniversityOfBambergThe 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.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. It’s very possible to take day or weekend trips to at least 7 countries from Bamberg.
  2. There are a wide range of courses available in English for exchange students.
  3. Students from 60 countries choose to study at the University of Bamberg each year.


Quick Facts

Location: Bamberg, Germany (population: 70,000)

University: Universität Bamberg (students: 13,500, with 1,000 international students)

Terms available: Spring or full year

  • Wintersemester courses run early October through late February. Exams run February through March.
  • Sommersemester courses run early April through late July. Exams for business and economics courses are held during the month of August.

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.


Academic Program

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.


Credit Transfer

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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit Universität Bamberg’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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