Bard Abroad in Berlin, Germany

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Program Dates

Fall 2019 August 28 - December 21, 2019
Spring 2019 January 23 - May 22, 2019
AY 2018-19 August 29, 2018 - May 22, 2019

Summer 2019
Theater Intensive June 8 - July 8, 2019
Summer Studio July 13 - August 10, 2019

Deadlines & Eligibility

Application deadlines are as follows:
March 1 Theater Intensive & Summer Studio
April 1 Fall Semester / Academic Year
November 1 Spring Semester

Early applications are strongly encouraged. Applicants should receive notification of their admission status within two weeks of completing the application process.

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in North American colleges or universities with a 3.0 GPA or higher are invited to apply. 
  • Applicants are typically second-, third-, and fourth-year students.

Application Process

1.  Start your online program application.
2.  Read the application guide available within the online system.
3.  Complete the general application form and the program supplement, including essay.
4.  Through the online system, request two academic recommendations.
5.  Through the online system, request one study abroad advisor recommendation.
6.  Request your college transcript(s) be sent to Bard Abroad.
7.  Send your application fee to Bard Abroad. Expand for more. Expand

Passport & Visa Requirements

At the time of application, students must have a valid passport, be in the process of obtaining a new passport, or be in the process of renewing a current passport. According to US immigration, passports must be valid for a minimum of six months after the date of return to the US.

Please note: Students who are US passport holders will obtain a residency permit during the first weeks of the study abroad program with the assistance of the onsite staff at Bard College Berlin.  Students who are non-US passport holders should apply early and contact our office when they start the application process.  Non-US passport holders will require more time to obtain the appropriate travel documents, which must be in hand before departure.  Students are responsible for obtaining the required documentation necessary to enter the country.  All students must arrive on campus on the designated start date of the program. 

All students should notify Bard Abroad upon acceptance into the program if they have plans to travel around Europe before or after their program ends.  Students must comply with European immigration rules which have strict limits on how long one can remain in the Schengen area.