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Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University

Bard College Berlin is a German-American university with intensive, transdisciplinary education in the humanities and social sciences. The student body is highly international and diverse in terms of geography, culture, class, and economic background and meets with faculty in small seminars taught in English. An emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual ambition, creativity, and the connection between life in and outside the classroom is a fundamental feature. Students can major in concentrations such as Economics, Politics, Art and Aesthetics, Literature and Rhetoric, and Ethics and Politics. Qualifying students can earn both an American and a German BA degree.  


Bachelor's degree
Humanities & Culture Length Location
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought 4 years Berlin
BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought 4 years Berlin
Diploma / certificate
General Studies
Academy Year 1 year Berlin
Project Year 1 year Berlin

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Why study at Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University

Germany ranked #1 study abroad country

Germany has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in Europe (and #3 in the world) for 2020! Whether you're interested in the urban vibes of cities like Munich, Berlin, or Frankfurt or the fairy tale towns of Marburg and Freiburg, you're guaranteed a world class education at a great price!


Bard College Berlin’s first and second year students live on campus in gender-inclusive residence halls, usually sharing a room, often with a student from a different country. The residence halls are spacious, light-filled buildings, each no more than 5 minutes’ walk from the cafeteria, Student Center, Factory Arts Building, and all other facilities and buildings on campus. The SPOK fitness center, for which the College has a membership, is also nearby.

Scholarships & funding

Bard College Berlin offers a number of partial and full scholarships, including funding for students who are the first in their family to attend university, for students who have studied abroad in high school, or students who have learned German in high school. See our website for details on available scholarships. 


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Anne-Luna Ohlsen
I started college here a semester ago and could not imagine myself anywhere else. I fell in love with Berlin, I have had amazing classes and students come from all over the world. If you are looking for a small place to be creatively and intellectually engaged, this might be just it!


Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University

Platanenstraße 24
13156 Berlin

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