Financial Aid

Bard College Berlin aims to provide financial assistance to qualified students based on their need, and does not distinguish between domestic and international students. All B.A. and Academy Year students who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for financial aid, regardless of nationality.

Financial aid at Bard College Berlin is awarded in the form of tuition waivers covering from 20% to 100% of the comprehensive fee. It is granted on an annual basis, and applicants need to reapply each year. Students who enter Bard College Berlin with a financial aid award can expect that the same level of aid will be renewed in the subsequent years, provided that the student reapplies for aid each year and continues to demonstrate a similar level of financial need.

If you are a current student and need to reapply for financial aid, click here: Current Student Finances

Bard College Berlin is committed to supporting as many students as possible. However, funds for assistance are limited, and applicants should be aware that not every student may receive financial assistance equal to the demonstrated need.

Am I eligible to apply for financial aid?

First-Year BA Applicants Yes*
Transfer BA Applicants Yes
Academy Year Applicants Yes
Project Year Applicants No

* Except for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

An offer of scholarship/financial aid, unless otherwise stated, is made on the assumption that the applicant will be a full-time student and will incur full-time tuition, room and board charges at Bard College Berlin. If these assumptions are wrong, the applicant should expect a revision of the scholarship/financial aid offer.


Students applying for financial aid and scholarships should submit their Financial Statement by the deadline stated for their chosen application plan.
Application Plan Financial Aid Application Due Notification Deposit Due
Early Action November 1 December 31 May 1
Spring Transfer October 15 December 1 December 10
Fall Transfer February 15 April 1 May 1
Regular Decision January 15 Late March May 1
Late Admission
(EU Citizens/Residents)
May 1 June 1 June 10


Watch the above video for help completing your financial statement form.