Degree Programs Language Courses

German as a Foreign Language

The Office for German as a Foreign Language offers courses from levels A1 to C2 (beginners up to high-school leaving equivalent).

Target group

Students registered at the University of Bern or the Bern University of Applied Sciences or the Bern University of Teacher Education, students registered at the University of Bern as an exchange student or those employed as a member of scientific staff with a campus account at one of the institutions.

If more applications are received than there are places available, students are given a place before members of scientific staff.

Non-university members and auditors of the University of Bern are not allowed to attend the German courses.

Costs per semester

Students, doctoral students and scholarship holders for continuing education registered at the University of Bern

Free of charge; you only have to pay for your books and/or photocopies

Students from the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Bern University of Teacher Education

Please find out from your university who will be covering the costs.

Members of scientific staff

2 lessons per week: CHF 200
4 lessons per week: CHF 400