Frequently Asked Questions

Find some frequently asked questions, especially concering application, admission & denial and enrollment here. If you have questions concerning accommodation, living conditions etc., find detailed information here. 

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask! Please state the master's degree you applied or wish to apply for in any case! If you have already applied, please state your application number, too.

Application

When does the application for the summer/winter semester start?

 

Application period for the winter semester starts around May, 15th, Application period for the summer semester around November, 15th.

For applicants who need visa it is recommended to send a complete application for the winter semester until July, 15th, for the summer semester around January, 15th. However, these dates are not a deadline! Find our definite deadlines for applying here. If you're facing trouble with visa processing, see below!

I have been admitted to a master's degree, but I'm not able to enroll for the semester which I applied for. Do I have to apply again for the next semester?

 

Usually, it's not necessary to send us a whole new application. Your letter of admission can be updated for the semester you wish to enroll - as long as the examination regulations haven't changed. Please contact us, we'll check this and either send you the updated letter of admission as PDF then or recommend a new application.

I missed the application dead line. Can I apply anyway?

 

An application for the semester after the deadline, which is the last date for enrollment for most of our master's degrees, is not possible. Please do not send us your documents without an application form! We won't be able to process your application since an application number is missing.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

 

The University of Bamberg does have a small amount of scholarships available to all students ("Deutschlandstipendium"). Find more information here.  

I do not have German language level B2/C1. Is there a chance to get a conditional admission?

 

Unfortunately, we do not offer the possibilty of a conditional admission for the masters' degrees which require German language level B2 or C1. Verification of language is a mandatory part of the complete application. If you do not hand in a German language certificate, your application won't be processed. 

For Master's degrees which require German language level C2, a conditional admission is possible if you can provice German language levenl C1. Admission then is granted that you achieve level C2 within the first two semesters of the master's degree.

If you wish to learn German at the University of Bamberg, it's possible to apply to the DSH semester course. Find information here.

Can I study in part-time?

 

Most of our masters' degrees can be studied in part-time. The request must be made during the enrollment procedure at the acamdemic registrar.

Please note: student visas usally are issued by German embassies for full-time studies. Thus, switching to part-time studies may affect your visa status! You should contact the appropriate aliens authority before your decision!

Online Application Form

Higher Education Entry Qualification - What shall I fill in?

 

Higher Education Entry Qualification means your school leaving certificate in most cases. However, some Countries have a University Entrance exam (e.g. Spain, Turkey, Iran, China, Colombia).

Please choose first "im Ausland (aHR_39)" and the date of the acquisition. If you know your mark in the German grading system, please fill in the mark without a comma (e.g. 24 if you achieved a GPA of 2,4). If you don't your mark, you can fill in 10.

Last thing to do is to choose the country, where your Higher Education Entry Qualification was acquired.

Admission & denial

My application has been denied. Can I apply again in the following semester?

 

You can apply again in the following semesters. In this case, all you need to do is to send us a new online application form (printed out & signed) and the additional documents, which were not part of your previous application.

Enrollment procedure

Do I have to enroll in person?

 

You must enroll in person at the University of Bamberg. As an alternative you can authorize someone to do the prodcedure on your behalf. This person then needs a signed authorization letter from you and must bring all necessary documents, which are stated in your letter of admission. Furthermore, he needs to bring his own passwort and a copy of yours.

My visa is not ready yet! What shall I do?

 

We can't accelerate visa processing, unfortunately. If the German embassy needs any additional information from the University of Bamberg, though, please don't hesitate to contact us. We then try to provide the necessary information as soon as possible.

For all applicants who get their visa late it is usally possible to join up to the day of the semester, which marks the start to the courses. You must request for an enrollment extension! The academic registrar usually grants enrollment extension and informs you about an exact date up to which enrollment is possible. It is not possible to join later than this date due to technical reasons.

Which health insurance shall I choose?

 

You'll need a health insurance, if you want to enroll at the University of Bamberg, either statutory or private. You must show a certificate during the enrollment procedure which states that you are health insured. It doesn't mind whether your are with a private or stautory health insurance: This certificate is always issued by a statutory health insurance! It is either a "Bescheinigung zur Einschreibung bei der Hochschule" (for being with the statutory insurance; Important notice: a simple member certificate is not sufficent for enrolling!) or a "Bescheinigung über die Befreiung von der Versicherungspflicht" (for being with a private health insurance).

German exchange service has useful information concering health insurance and which one to chose best in which case. Find it here.

Does the University of Bamberg administrate dormitories?

 

Unfortunately, the University of Bamberg does not administrate any dormitories. Most dormitories in Bamberg are administrated by the Studentenwerk Würzburg (see here for general explanation of the term: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studentenwerk). You'll find more information here.