BCGS member students should check with their home schools about internal deadlines and procedures, Full year applicants are given priority
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 Informationfor your home school contacts.
The online application includes the following:
German Writing Sample and Language Test
Study Abroad Approval Form
Application Fee, if applicable
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline
Decision Date & Deadline Note
Admissions decisions for Columbia Programs will be sent approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Columbia students applying to external programs should check with the program itself for an admissions timeline.
** Internal Columbia deadlines may be different from program application deadlines. Be sure to check with your chosen program or school to confirm any external deadlines.