Application and Requirements

Requirements - Who is eligible?

  • Bachelor's degree (with at least 180 ECTS Credits) in a relevant academic field (application also possible during the final degree phase) or equivalent foreign degree with good or excellent marks (German equivalent 2.5 or better). 
  • B2 proficiency in one or more of the following: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Hebrew
  • English language C1 proficiency. Application without German language skills possible
  • Passing the 20-minute aptitude interview (after formal application)


Please apply online on the website of the University of Bamberg. The application portal will be re-opened in midth of November.

Formal application on that platform will be followed by a 20-minute interview

There are no tuition fees at the University of Bamberg (only a small registration fee each semester)! 

Application deadline - When to apply?

Beginning of August for winter term 
Beginning of February for summer term

Visa applications might take very long, we suggest:

  • apply as early as possible
  • if necessary, plan to apply one semester before starting the programme and inform the coordinator (you will need a new letter of admission)
  • get in touch with embassies early on


Enrolment procedures are handled by the University of Bamberg’s office of the registrar.

To apply, you need to:

  • Fill out the online application form and print it
  • Get authorized copies of all of your documents (Original documents must be provided upon enrolment at Bamberg but should not be sent via postal mail)
  • Send your documents via postal mail to our Academic Registrar's Office:
    • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
      Kapuzinerstraße 25
      96047 Bamberg

Special conditions apply for students who have earned their certificate(s) in one of the following countries:

  • China and Vietnam: an APS certificate has to be provided
  • Mongolia: an APS certificate should be provided if possible
  • India: an APs certificate has to be provided upon enrolment
  • Georgia: Georgian applicants must have all of their documents (school leaving certificate, university diploma, transcript of records, etc.) authenticated by an apostille, i.e. a validation stamp
  • Iran: Iranian applicants need to provide have all of their documents (school leaving certificate, university diploma, transcript of records, etc.) certified by the German Embassy in Teheran
  • China, Iran, Korea, Turkey, Spain,Colombia: Certificate of university entrance examination