Tuition and Fees

The table below includes the tuition and fees due to Bard College Berlin for the 2018-19 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.

2018-19 Tuition and Fees


On-Campus Students

Off-Campus Students


Comprehensive Fee



On-campus health services, access to sports facility, orientation, and a Berlin public library pass for 4thyear B.A. 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).



*prices are subject to change


*prices are subject to change

Provides unlimited access to public transport in the full BVG network from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Security Deposit



Includes a key providing access to campus buildings and the individual’s dormitory or apartment. Deposit is returned at the end of the academic year if there is no damage to the room, or loss of the key.







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.


€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 & 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 (