Tuition and Fees

The table below includes the tuition and fees due to Bard College Berlin for the 2019–20 academic year. The fees listed are for all students, as Bard College Berlin makes no distinction between domestic and international students. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual revision.

2019–20 Tuition and Fees

On-Campus Students Off-Campus Students Includes
Comprehensive Fee €28,350 €20,055 On-campus health services, access to sports facility, orientation, and a Berlin public library pass for 4th-year BA and PY students. Lunch M–F is included for off-campus students.

For on-campus students, additionally: board in a fully furnished room on campus and a full meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner M–F, brunch and dinner on the weekends).
Semesterticket €388* €388* Provides unlimited access to public transport in the full BVG network from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. *Prices are subject to change.
Total €28,738 €20,443

What’s not included that I need to budget for?

Health Insurance In Germany it is mandatory for students to have health insurance. Students who do not have health insurance coverage that provides them with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are strongly encouraged to sign up for German state health insurance. Students can expect to pay €80/month (€960 annually).
Residence Permit Non-EU/EEA citizens should expect to pay €50–€110 for their residence permit (varies by length of stay). The extension of a residence permit costs €30.
Living Expenses We recommend that off-campus students budget €400/month for rent and €330/month for groceries and living expenses.
Travel to Campus at the Start of the Semester On-campus housing is available during the winter break but not during the summer break. First-year students living outside of Berlin should be sure to include travel to Berlin in their budget.
Books €500 per year for course readers and books
Arts Courses Fee Students taking practicing arts courses* should budget €100 per year for supplies and equipment. (Please note that this fee does not apply to Arts and Society and LAB students.)

*See the full course list to find out which courses require this fee.

Students who are not able to cover the full cost of study at Bard College Berlin may apply for financial aid from Bard College Berlin and are encouraged to consider other potential sources (foundations, governments, private sponsors). For further information about financial aid at Bard College Berlin, as well as external sources of funding, please, consult the Financial Aid page, or contact the Financial Aid Office (finaid@berlin.bard.edu).

Further Information

Tuition and Fees are subject to approval each year by the Trustees of Bard College. Bard College Berlin anticipates a Comprehensive Fee for 2020-2021 of EUR 29,750, and a Comprehensive Fee for 2021-2022 of EUR 31,000.