Bard College is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Berlin, Germany.

Bard College is especially interesting for students with a broad interest in humanities and social sciences, who like to study in English in a small international community.

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall semester: late August - mid December
Spring semester: late January - mid May

Language of instruction


Application deadlines

Fall semester: 1 April
Spring semester: 1 October

Course offerings

An overview of the current course offer can be found here.

Course levels

Bard College offers undergraduate courses, some of which are at an advanced level (comparable to UCU 300-level courses).

Credit system

Bard College works with ECTS, like UCU. Most courses are 8 ECTS.

Grade system
Grade Basic grade point Grade range
A 4.0 3.86 - 4.00
A- 3.7 3.46 - 3.85
B+ 3.3 3.16 - 3.45
B 3.0 2.86 - 3.15
B- 2.7 2.46 - 2.85
C+ 2.3 2.16 - 2.45
C 2.0 1.86 - 2.15
C- 1.7 1.36 - 1.85
D 1.0 0.51 - 1.35
F 0.0 0.00 - 0.50

Information about housing at Bard College can be found here


Please find more information in the following link: estimated living expenses and additional costs.


Thursday and Friday before the first week of class.

Student experiences

The Civic Engagement Initiative at Bard College Berlin supports student involvement with public life outside the classroom to promote commitment to active citizenship and contribute to an engaged university. Through student-led projects and volunteer work the Bard College Berlin campus can share talents and resources, support positive social change, and make a difference in the civic life of local communities while being part of an intercultural exchange with Berlin. Learn more about civic engagement at Bard College Berlin here.

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.