How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for all programs beginning in Fall 2014. To apply, please click on "Apply Now" below. Please consult the Application Guidelines for details on required application materials and how to apply.


2014 Application Guidelines


Application Deadlines

Application Plan

Application Due

Financial Aid Application Due


(admission and financial aid)

Deposit Due

Regular Admission

January 15

January 15

By March 1

May 1

Late Admission

March 15

March 15

By April 15

May 1

Fall Transfer

January 15

January 15

By March 1

May 1


Admission requirements

Applicants are required to have a high school degree by the time they matriculate into the program. BA students may be eligible to obtain both a German BA degree from Bard College Berlin and an American BA degree from Bard College. For admission to the German BA degree program, students must have a high school qualification that is recognized by the German State as being equivalent to the  Abitur. For information on the prerequisites, visit the database (only available in German), or contact the Admissions Office.

Bard College Berlin's programs are taught entirely in English. Therefore, applicants need to provide documentation of knowledge of English equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. TOEFL IBT: 90, IELTS: 6.5. See table below for a detailed list of equivalent test scores. If you have successfully completed one year of high school or university with English as the primary language of instruction, you do not need to submit an additional test.




Level 4




CAE (A-C), CPE (A-C)

TOEFL (paper-based)


TOEFL (computer-based)


TOEFL (internet-based)




International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL)

5 in English


Bard College Berlin test codes:

If you are sending test scores, use the following institutional codes:

TOEFL 8527

SAT 4422

ACT: 6930

To contact the Admissions Office:

Call +49 30 43733 121


Send an e-mail to

The mailing address is:      
Admissions Office
Bard College Berlin
Platanenstrasse 24 
13156 Berlin 

Students who wish to apply for financial aid can download forms from the Financial Aid page.

Non-discriminatory Policy

Bard College Berlin, a Liberal Arts University admits students of any race, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, and age to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college.
It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, and age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.