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University of Bamberg

Since the founding of the University of Bamberg in 1647, it is the people who have been its top priority. The close proximity of students and instructors provides for excellent advisory services, personal communication and interdisciplinary studies. The University of Bamberg, with more than 11,000 students, is among Germany's medium-sized universities. The university currently offers roughly 100 bachelor's- and master's-level programmes.

The university’s main areas of academic focus lie in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration and Human Sciences. These are rounded out by numerous programmes in application-oriented computer science. The four faculties’ premises are concentrated in three main locations which are easily reached by bicycle or via the local network of bus routes.

One of the University of Bamberg’s main strengths is its commitment to a focus on international studies. The university’s International Office maintains exchange programmes with approximately 300 universities in nearly 60 countries worldwide. There are currently about 1000 foreign students from 80 countries enrolled at the University of Bamberg. The range of courses offered at the university reflects this focus on international studies: Degree programmes in fields like International Business Administration and Management, European Economic Studies, or the Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies all require that students spend up to one year studying abroad.

Furthermore, international students receive a great deal of support outside the classroom. In order to help visiting students from around the globe become better integrated and acquainted with daily life, the International Office organises a tandem programme which brings together local and foreign students.

The university’s international guests also have the opportunity to participate in an extensive programme of excursions and events meant to present them with a broader experience of life in Germany, even beyond the city of Bamberg. An international Stammtisch provides students with the opportunity to socialise and share experiences on a weekly basis.


  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration
  • Human Sciences and Education
  • Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences

Contact Address and Useful Links

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
International Office
Kapuzinerstraße 25
96047 Bamberg
Tel: +49-951-863-1049

International Office at the University of Bamberg (in German)

Career Service at the University of Bamberg (in German)
Accommodation in Bamberg

University Term Dates


Bamberg is a small, yet lively university city with a historic spirit and a rich cultural life. Getting around the picturesque city – which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 – is simple. The University of Bamberg is located mainly in the Old Town, which is more than 1000 years old. It is easy to feel at home amidst Bamberg’s unique mixture of architectural styles from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Bamberg, beautifully situated between the Franconian Switzerland, Steigerwald and Hassberge nature parks, also boasts a tremendous cultural offering – from the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, to the E.T.A. Hoffmann Theatre, the International Artist’s House Villa Concordia, and a wide range of both large-scale and more intimate events.

Aside from the city’s historical ambience and comfortable size, the numerous, charming student accommodations and the low cost of living also contribute to the quality of life. A lively student culture has developed in the Old Town, with its bookshops, restaurants, bistros and cafes. Summer is the time for outdoor get-togethers in Bamberg’s many beer gardens (called “Keller”), as well as at the Sandkerwa and the University’s annual uni.fest celebration.

Throughout the year, various large-scale events attract people from around the region to the city on the Regnitz. Summer highlights include both the Bamberg zaubert International Streetlife Festival which showcases magicians, acrobats and fire shows, as well as the Tucher Blues- and Jazzfestival. In December, the city’s festive Christmas market welcomes numerous guests to enjoy this winter tradition.

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