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Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg
Bamberg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
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The University of Bamberg is a mid-size university with an academic profile clearly rooted in the humanities, social and economic sciences, human sciences and application oriented computer sciences.  Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg makes the unique claim of being among both the oldest and the newest universities in Bavaria (a region in the south of Germany). Initially founded in 1647, the university was closed in 1803, only to reopen as a full university in 1979. There are about 13,500 students at the university.

Bamberg‘s population is around 70,000. The city evolved around the old-town which is located on an island in the Regnitz river. With more than 2,400 historically listed buildings, the entire old town of Bamberg was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1993.  Along with the historical ambience and the comfortable size of the urban university, the many charming apartments and the low cost of living helps contribute to to a greater quality of life.  A lively student culture has developed in the Old Town with bookshops, restaurants, bistros, and cafes. 
Bamberg is within Bavaria in the South East of Germany. Franken, the sourrounding area of Bamberg, has long traditions of wine and beer production. Many of the products are sold only locally or in the region’s various public events that are similar to but more traditional than the famous Oktoberfest in Munich.

Academic Calendar
OSU University of Bamberg
Fall Winter
Mid September-Mid February
Spring Summer
 Early March- Mid July

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 
OSU students studying at University of Bamberg have taken courses in German, history, geography, philosophy, economics, business, American studies, psychology, social sciences, and more! Click here for more information on courses taught in English. 

Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

The university can help students arrange housing on campus. For more information, please visit the host university website

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information.

Helpful Links
Welcome! Information for International Students (in German and English)
Exchange Students
Living & Studying in Bamberg

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