International Programmes 2020/2021

Bachelor in European Economic Studies (BSc in EES) Bachelor in European Economic Studies (BSc in EES)

University of Bamberg • Bamberg

Bachelor of Science in European Economic Studies (EES)
Teaching language
  • German
  • English

Courses are held in German (min. 40%) and English (up to 60%). Participants can choose to write their Bachelor's thesis in either language.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

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Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

During the first two years of the EES programme, compulsory courses include classes in economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics, foreign languages, business administration, information systems, political science, sociology, and law. On the basis of learning targets agreed upon in advance, the curriculum during the one-year programme abroad is to be professionally oriented, largely corresponding to the students' preferences.
As to the necessary (first) professional qualification, special orientation towards professional fields in the economic domain and nearby disciplines, such as courses in political science and business administration, are of decisive importance regarding the courses students choose. In this respect, particular significance is attributed to the composition of the entire programme, a sensible combination of accomplishments which have been achieved within the first two years of the programme and studies conducted abroad.
Graduation occurs after completion of the one year of study abroad and a Bachelor's thesis to be written within two months at the end of the three-year programme.

Course organisation

The three-year Bachelor's degree programme in EES (Economics) consists of a two-year study programme in Bamberg with economics as the basic subject in the first phase and a one-year stay at a foreign university during the second phase. Upon graduation, the Faculty for Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration of the University of Bamberg will award a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in European Economic Studies (EES).
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) guarantees both international recognition of credits as well as the transfer of accomplished credits to other programmes at German universities in the case of relocation of a student to another university.
Part-time studies are possible.
A double degree with selected partner universities is possible.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Stay abroad (two semesters of the three-year programme) obligatory.
Students can either choose one of the cooperating partner universities or other universities worldwide.

Integrated internships


Special promotion / funding of the programme
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution
Students whose home institution is Bamberg must pay a regular contribution to the administrative costs at the University of Bamberg (101.50 EUR per semester at present). There are no additional tuition fees during the student's stay at the host institution. A "Semesterticket" for public transport in the city of Bamberg is included.
Costs of living
About 500 EUR
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

General Higher Education Entrance Qualification (in Germany: "Allgemeine Hochschulreife/Abitur") or an equivalent after 12 to 13 years of schooling. As economics requires utilisation of analytical methods, a sound knowledge of mathematics is recommended.

Language requirements

As the courses are mainly taught in German, applicants whose native tongue is not German need to certify their command of the German language through the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH)" (German language test for the university admission of foreign students). Alternatively, they can certify their command of the German language through:

  • a DSH certificate of a "Studienkolleg" or another university
  • "Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe II"
  • the certificate of the "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP)" of the Goethe Institute
  • the certificate "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" or "Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom" of the Goethe Institute
  • a TestDaF with level 4 in all parts

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Students may be employed as student assistants within the university. Other employment alternatives outside the university are possible.


Bamberg's housing market has changed considerably in recent years. The demand for private accommodations is quite high, and rent prices continue to increase. The common trend seen in many cities, and particularly in university cities, is now quite apparent in Bamberg, too.

It is thus advisable to begin looking for a flat as early as possible and to be patient, as the process can take quite a while. It also pays to check listings in the local newspaper (Fränkischer Tag), submit an announcement that you are looking for accommodation, or explore the numerous online housing portals.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Welcome event

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