University of Bamberg International Affairs

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Open-Minded and Open to the World

Internationality is an important feature of our mission statement.

As an internationally renowned research facility, the University of Bamberg is committed to academic exchange and supports networking and cooperation with foreign partner universities and research institutions.

International Student Exchange

For years, exchange programmes, special degree programmes and inter-university partnerships have attracted foreign students to Bamberg and have drawn students from Bamberg out into the world. Accordingly, a third of our own student body take advantage of opportunities to spend one or two semesters abroad.

The International Office is the central contact point for all international students in Bamberg, and for all students from Bamberg who aspire to study abroad.

International Knowledge Transfer

Visiting professorships enable an extensive transfer of models and knowledge to Bamberg. The University's Welcome Center has been providing support for these foreign scholars since its establishment in 2010.

Scholars from Bamberg who are preparing for a stay abroad will also find a wealth of information and assistance in the Welcome Center.

Honours for International Research

Many internationally distinguished scholars, including researchers who have received Leibniz or Humboldt awards, the European Research Council Grant and Marie Curie Grants, are guests at the University of Bamberg.

The Johann-von-Spix professorship is held by international visiting professors for the duration of their stay. The professorship is financed with special funds provided by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Study Internationally

There are many foreign students at the University of Bamberg.

We offer several international degree programmes precisely for these students.

International Week

Every summer at the beginning of July, the University of Bamberg organises an International Week.

Instructors, students, student groups and associations, and university institutes and departments prepare a diverse programme for interested participants from both the university and the general public. The programme comprises informational, cultural and study-related events with various international themes and focus areas.

International Activities of the University Board of Management

Buenos Aires, Seoul, Lima, Bogotá; University President Prof. Godehard Ruppert travels often to attend to the matters of international higher education policy and university partnerships.

You can find out more about his activities abroad here.

Faculty-specific Contact Personnel for International Issues

Each faculty has designated foreign studies representatives who are available to answer any questions concerning international affairs.