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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

This school is the Berlin branch of Bard College in New York. Building on a 160-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.

What are the admissions criteria?

The regular admission deadline is January 1st, with decisions announced in March. There's an early decision period with a submission deadline of November 1st. A notification will come by the end of December. The common application is used and SAT or ACT scores are optional. Applicants who are not native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency through minimum scores on one of three English proficiency tests. 

For more information on non-US admissions requirements, please see the Jenn Says section for this entry.

What is student life like?

The student body at Bard College Berlin is small yet highly international, and it includes not only full-time Bard College Berlin students but also visiting students from the international Bard College network, the European ERASMUS exchange network, and other partner institutions, as well as students from areas of crisis. At Bard College Berlin, students live in a quiet, green, and secluded neighborhood perfect for study. In addition to a lecture hall and seminar facilities, our campus also boasts a library, a cafeteria, and student residence halls. While our location is conducive to concentration and close community, it also offers the experience of living in a city that is a hub for research and innovation, home to the German parliament and Federal Chancellery, creative entrepreneurs, designers, and artists; numerous academic and cultural institutions; three opera houses; a philharmonic orchestra; and countless galleries, cinemas, and theaters.

Scholarships & Funding

All students are eligible to apply for loans and scholarships. To apply, submit a completed application to the Financial Aid Office.

Housing options.

Students must live on campus for the first year. The cost for room and board is 6,300 euros per year.

Dining information

The true taste is in nature, and food is more than just filling the stomach. We at Bard College Berlin engage with these questions. It already starts with shopping for groceries. Choosing fresh, seasonal, and organic products of high quality is of primary importance. In addition, we believe in treating fresh produce with respect so that the natural variety of tastes and nutrients are preserved during the cooking process. Good thinking and planning but also a lot of 'Joie de vivre are part of the preparation of every dish, every day. 

In order to accomplish this, we have a highly motivated and well-trained team, consisting of full-time professionals as well as student assistants, who cook with full dedication and attention to detail. The result: consistent food quality at a reasonable cost, which fosters the health and well-being of all the members of the community as well as the Bard College Berlin guests. Lunch is the main meal on a weekday and brings together students, faculty, and administration. To cater to all tastes and needs, different menus are offered each day. All meals include vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options; food allergies can be accommodated on request.

Additional notes.

For students outside the US wishing to study in Germany, admissions requirements are shown on a country-by-country basis here.

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