Bard in Berlin

New Semester Program!

Arts and Society in Berlin

Explore one of the world's most exciting experimental space in which the arts collide head on with history and politic.

New Summer Programs!

Summer Theater Intensive in Berlin
Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge theater, performance and culture of Berlin!

German Summer Language Intensive
Learn German while exploring this historic & culturally rich city.

Contact Us

Bard in Berlin Study Abroad

Phone: 845-758-7076

Begin in Berlin:
First-Year Experience

Contact: Kevin Dean, Director of the First-Year Experience

Phone: 845-758-7454

Bard College Berlin
B.A. Degree

Contact: Bard College Berlin Office of Admission
Phone: +49 30 43733 120



Studio Art space
Through its Bard in Berlin study abroad program, Bard College Berlin offers coursework in philosophy, art history, economics, literature, political science, history, and the practicing arts.

Students earn 16 credits for this program. Bard in Berlin students are required to take the course Berlin: Experiment in Modernity (four credits), and can select between Bard College Berlin core courses (eight credits each), Bard College Berlin B.A. electives (four credits each), language courses (four credits each) and an internship with the corresponding internship course (four credits).

The language of instruction at Bard College Berlin is English. Introductory foreign language courses in German, French, and Spanish are available as electives. Click here to browse Bard College Berlin's course listings.


Bard College Berlin’s world-class faculty have earned their degrees at some of the most prestigious institutions in Europe and the United States. Their expertise spans the disciplines of art history, philosophy, literature, film, English, economics, and political theory. Students and faculty interact on a personal level in small seminars, as well as over lunch in the shared cafeteria or on an outing in Berlin. Click here to learn more about Bard College Berlin's faculty: 


Students with an interest in an unpaid internship in Berlin should complete the relevant sections on the program application. Students will be asked to indicate fields of interest and what experience or expertise they would bring to an internship site. Language skills, artistic talents, volunteer experience, and organizational and public relations skills are all valuable components of an internship application. Students should be aware that due to the part-time nature of the internship, particularly for non-German speakers, the experience offers an opportunity to learn about the world of work, and to play a support role in an organization. VIEW MORE >>

Academic Resources

Books and course materials for core courses are loaned to students for the semester, and must be returned at the end of the semester. Students will be provided with these materials during orientation in Berlin. Most books and materials for elective courses have to be acquired by the students. (Students may wish to acquire books listed on the online syllabi for electives prior to their departure for Germany.) The Bard College Berlin Library provides access to an expanding collection of books and visual media based on regular acquisitions made by faculty to support their teaching and research.


All Bard in Berlin students will be assigned an academic adviser who has taught and advised students at Bard College or another U.S. institution. While students will be asked to make an initial selection of courses before arriving at Bard College Berlin, final registration takes place during program orientation in Berlin after meetings with the local academic advisers.

Transcripts and Credit

Course titles, credit hours, and grades are recorded on a Bard College transcript for easy transfer of credit to students’ home institutions.