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Cityscape in Germany

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers students the chance to work in an innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented environment.

Germany is a country full of beautiful forests, rivers, and mountains. Weimar is known as the birthplace of the Bauhaus movement and is home to many famous creative writers, artists, composers, and architects. It is a small historical city about one hour by train from Berlin. 

“The Bauhaus program is one the best opportunities MCAD has offered me. I surprised myself by how strong I am, and I gained a whole lot of self-worth and that is so valuable as an artist.” –Bridget Krohlow '16

Program Details
School Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Tuition Same as your MCAD tuition; you will remain enrolled at MCAD and continue to pay your MCAD tuition
Location Weimar, Germany
Official Language German
Semester Offered Spring semester only; early March to mid-July
Housing Off campus in student residence halls administered by local student organization Studentenwerk; paid directly to landlord
  • Flight to Germany: $1,200
  • Housing: $300–$400/month, depending on type of accommodation
  • Insurance: $55/month

Costs are approximate and subject to change

Classroom Experience
  • Theme-based curriculum with frequent guest lectures
  • Includes a three-week intensive German-language course
  • Classes taught in English with some German
Majors All majors
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Application to MCAD Off Campus Committee in September
Visa No visa required
Program Fact Sheet Bauhaus-Universität Weimar