Erasmus Network and International Exchange Agreements

Welcome to the information website for incoming Erasmus and International Exchange students!
Current Erasmus Partner Universities
Students during a meeting of the Model UN Club

Current Erasmus Partner Universities

Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po), 7 campuses in France
Montpellier University, France
Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leiden University College, The Hague, Netherlands
University College Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
International Exchange Agreements

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Admission Requirements

Bard College Berlin’s programs are taught entirely in English. Therefore, applicants should possess knowledge of English equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. (scroll down for equivalent test scores). Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least 1.5 years of studies at their home university.

Application Process

As soon as you have been nominated to participate in the exchange program by your home university, please fill out the application form completely and legibly and send it to the Student Affairs Officer together with the other required documents. Please submit your application via email to t.joaquim@berlin.bard.edu

Applicants will be informed about the admissions decision within 4 weeks after arrival of the application. If you are admitted, you will need to confirm your intention to attend Bard College Berlin by the deadline indicated in the confirmation letter. Once you confirm your intention to study abroad at Bard College Berlin, we will send you an official confirmation letter for the embassy. 

Information for International Students

Begin the visa application process promptly. Background checks for international students are time-intensive. The visa application process generally takes 6-8 weeks, and in exceptional cases even longer.

Once we receive your acceptance form, we will send you an official confirmation letter for the embassy. File your visa application as soon as you receive this document. In the end, you are responsible for making sure that all visa procedures are completed well ahead of your travel to Berlin.

Bard College Berlin has a strict attendance policy and absences due to late arrival will count as unexcused absences and may lead to failed courses and jeopardized student status.

Deadlines & Contact Persons

Application Deadlines
Applications for Fall Semester or Academic Year: 1st April
Applications for Spring Semester: 1st October
Contact Persons
Manager of International Programs (Tina-Marie Joaquim)
+49 (0)30 43733 126
  • - receives the nomination from the partner university
  • - sends out information e-mails incl. the "Letter of Acceptance"
  • - is the contact for questions regarding e.g.: admission, orientation, extensions
Registrar's Office
+49 (0)30 43733 115
  • - Erasmus regulations
  • - provides information regarding: courses / course registration, Learning Agreement, Exams
  • - signs confirmations of attendance
  • - issues transcripts

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+  Language of Documents

+  Documentation of English Proficiency

+  Bard College Berlin Test Codes