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  • Locations: Bamberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: German Suggested GPA: 3.0
Language Requirement: Completed German 202 ICIP Required: Yes
Housing Options: Residence Hall Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: No Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: Yes Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg, Germany

The beautiful city of Bamberg, home to Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits nestled in northern Bavaria. Its charming medieval-era architecture and urban layout keep dishing up its “special sauce.” Intellectual powerhouses Hegel and Hoffman once lived there, world-renown Bamberg Symphony Orchestra thrives there, and its tradition of lively beer gardens and superb local breweries continues to this day. Seven hills surround the city and offer numerous opportunities for hiking. Overall, Bamberg is a superb city in which to immerse yourself in German culture and language, while befriending both German and international students. 



Name: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg - University of Bamberg
Location: Bamberg, Germany
University size: 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students
University founded: 1647
Terms available: academic year, only
Dates: early August to late July (academic year) Start and end dates noted are tentative and subject to change.
Pre-university program: Pre-university language program at either the University's summer program or any Goethe Institut in Germany:

University website
Study Abroad website:
Student life/campus activities:
Calendar: See Study Abroad website (above) Note: our HC fall semester corresponds to their “winter,” and our spring semester = their “summer”
Visa fees: $65-70. All students are required to obtain a residence permit. US citizens may apply after arriving in Germany, or before departure.
Housing deposits: TBD
Registration info: Students take year-long language and culture course, along with 30-35 credits in the subjects of their choice. Pre-university language program does not count towards required course load.
ICIP required: Yes
Other requirements: Completed German 202.
Catalog: See Study Abroad website above (follow link for “ECTS Guide in English”).
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program.  Please be aware this list is meant to give you an idea of the types of courses available to you at UniBamberg based on what past students have taken. This is NOT a list of classes that are guaranteed to be available to you and you are not limited to the classes on this list. Class offerings change each semester and you can certainly register for classes that you do not see on this list.
Grade equivalency sheet: Available on the Holy Cross Registrar’s website:

All information listed above is subject to change.

For more information, please contact: 
Susan McCrory, Assistant Director 
Phone: 508-793-2755
Office: Smith 217


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.