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Other Exchange Partners

The University of Bern has exchange agreements with the following partner universities worldwide:

  • China University of Political Science and Law, China
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Keio University Tokyo, Japan
  • Korea University, Korea
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Purdue University, USA
  • Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Sam Houston State University, USA
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Seoul National University, Korea
  • Sogang University, Korea
  • Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Université Laval, Canada
  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, USA
  • UST, University System of Taiwan (NCU, NCTU, NTHU, NYMU)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA
  • Wuhan University, China
  • Yokohama National University, Japan


Application and Deadlines

Your home university has to be listed above as an exchange partner for you to come to the University of Bern as an exchange student.

Course catalogue

Please select "English" and consult the list of courses. For assistance see download "KSL - how to find courses".

Academic Calendar

Autumn Semester 2015:
14 September 2015 – 18 December 2015

Spring Semester 2016:
22 February 2016 – 3 June 2016

Grading System

Information about the grading system.

Swiss Entry Requirements

When you have been accepted as an exchange student in Bern you will have to prepare to enter and live in Switzerland as a foreigner.


According to Swiss law the Immigration Authority requires proof that you are sufficiently covered for health care and accidents during your stay in Switzerland.


How you can find accommodation.

German Language Courses

Information about the German language courses offered.

Introductory Days

About activities at the beginning of the semester at the University of Bern and registration at the International Office.


How to be prepared for and organize your stay in Bern.

Going out and Travelling

The city of Bern offers high quality of life, attractive cultural activities and easy access to the Alps.

Photo Gallery

Impressions from Bern

Contact Martina Carolus , Tel. +41 31 631 34 71

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