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Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS), Germany
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
4 semesters of language for fall (or equiv); 5 for spring (or equiv) highly recommended
Program Type: Columbia Administered Program
Program Advisor:
Thomas Spencer:
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS, Visiting Students - Undergraduate Application Notes: BCGS member students should check with their home schools about internal deadlines and procedures, Full year applicants are given priority
Discipline: Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Program Description:

  • High-level German language program
  • Enroll in an intensive German Language and Culture course
  • Live with a German host family for one month
  • Directly enroll in German university courses in a broad range of subject areas
  • Explore the rich historical and cultural resources of Berlin and other German cities
  • Intern with local companies and organizations during the semester break (for academic year students)
Please use the side bar to the left for the most up to date information about this program including requirements, deadlines, the academic calendar and more detailed information about the Berlin experience!


Applications for Spring are due in early October. Applications for the Academic Year are due in mid-March.

Please note that BCGS member schools may have additional application procedures as well as earlier application deadlines so remember to check wtih your home school study abroad office. See
Contact Information for your home school contacts.

The online application includes the following:
  • Application
  • Official Transcript
  • German Writing Sample and Language Test
  • Language Recommendation
  • Academic Recommendation
  • Study Abroad Approval Form
  • Application Fee, if applicable

Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/15/2016 10/16/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA