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News: Regarding the Erasmus exchange program in the academic year 2014/15

The University of Bern will continue to receive regular students and exchange students from around the world despite the EU decision to exclude Switzerland from the Erasmus-Programme for the year 2014/15.

As before, the International Office is accepting Incoming Students nominations from partner institutions. European students will continue to be welcomed at the University of Bern in the fall semester 2014 as well as in the spring semester 2015. The University of Bern will support incoming students with a financial grant in replacement of the Erasmus scholarships.


The University of Bern has Erasmus agreements with over 260 universities in Europe.

Partner Universities and Departmental Coordinators

This is where you can find out with which universities the University of Bern has signed bilateral agreements, and who is in charge of ERASMUS in your subject area.

Study Field Information

Information about your study field.

Application and Deadlines

Information about application and deadlines

Course catalogue

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

Academic Calendar

Autumn Semester 2013:
16 September 2013 – 20 December 2013

Spring Semester 2014:
17 February 2014 – 30 May 2014

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 Office 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.

Introduction Week

About activities at the beginning at the University of Bern and registration at the Erasmus 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.

Foto Gallery

Impressions from Bern

Contact Erasmus-Studierende Incoming:
Martina Thürig, Tel. +41 (0)31 631 34 71

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