European Economic Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: German English
StudyQA ranking:881 Duration:3 years You need IELTS certificate
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 law, 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.

Educational 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.

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.
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Forms of assessment

Written exams after lecture periods/semesters, seminar papers, written and oral exams in foreign languages, Bachelor's thesis during/at the end of the programme

Course objectives

The European Economic Studies (EES) programme prepares students for the requirements of the professional world, which result from globalisation and the European integration process. The programme focuses on economic topics. In addition, the course of studies includes two foreign languages and the possibility of integrating courses from a series of related academic disciplines into the curriculum, according to individual preferences.
The Bachelor's programme aims at providing students with core competencies in economics, i.e. macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics etc. The interdisciplinary character of the programme encourages students to become better acquainted with related disciplines like business administration, political science, law or sociology. After the Bachelor's programme students will have gained a high-level introduction to economics and related disciplines. Thanks to their compulsory study year abroad, they will have familiarised themselves with other ways of thinking, cultures, and study systems. Moreover, they should be fluent in the two foreign languages chosen. The business- and economics-related contents of the language courses make the language competencies highly applicable.

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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Required DSH / TestDaF


Academic 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.

Enrolment fees

Each semester students are required to pay approx. 80 EUR enrolment fee.

Costs of living

In order to cover personal expenses during the study programme in Bamberg, we recommend that single participants budget around 700 EUR per month for accommodation, living, health insurance, books, and miscellaneous expenses.

Job opportunities

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

Arrival support

The Academic Exchange Office provides help with integration, organises introductory courses and gatherings and offers German crash courses twice a year (beginning right before the start of the winter semester and the summer semester).

Services and support for international students

The Academic Exchange Office has established the so-called "Tandem Programme". The purpose is to arrange contacts between the foreign student and a German student. For more information, visit:


The Academic Exchange Office assists students from abroad in looking for accommodation. Many of our students live in our student residences, which have modern single apartments with kitchen, bathroom/WC and modern facilities. Some of the residences are located in the beautiful old part of town, others are located close to the Faculty for Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration. Costs for accommodation vary between 200 EUR and 400 EUR.
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Study mode:Blended Languages: English
Local:$ 330 / Year(s) Foreign:$ 330 / Year(s)
Deadline: May 15, 2024 78 place StudyQA ranking: 720 You need IELTS certificate