Bard College (Berlin)

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. 

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

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

Language of instruction


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
GradeBasic grade pointGrade range
A4.03.86 - 4.00
A-3.73.46 - 3.85
B+3.33.16 - 3.45
B3.02.86 - 3.15
B-2.72.46 - 2.85
C+2.32.16 - 2.45
C2.01.86 - 2.15
C-1.71.36 - 1.85
D1.00.51 - 1.35
F0.00.00 - 0.50

Most students live in on-campus dormitories. Most in shared rooms. Find out more here.


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


Thursday and Friday before the first week of class.


Bard College is located in Berlin, a city of over 3.5 million people and the capital of Germany. Berlin is famous for its historical sites (particularly related to the Cold War), museums, and extensive night life. Find out more about the city here

Student life

Bard College has a green residential campus with about 250 students on the edge of Berlin (+/- 10 km from the city center). It has a dining hall which offers three meals a day. All students have access to the SPOK Fitness Centre (about 10 min. from campus) which offers sports facilities and a sauna. The university also has physical and mental health facilities. 

The 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. 

Student experiences

We have not received any student experiences yet. 

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.