Degree Programs & Courses Master's Degree Programs

Assessment

The Admissions Office is responsible for admission to studies, while assessments are conducted by the individual faculties.

For all applications, the Admissions Office first checks whether the general admission requirements set out in the University Ordinance and regulations have been met.

If you have already studied at another university and want to continue your studies at the University of Bern in a later semester, the faculty will then check whether your previous academic attainments can count toward your studies at the University of Bern.

If you have a qualification from a Swiss university (bachelor's, master's, licentiate, diploma) and are applying for a master's degree program, you will require a placement decision.
 

Application with a Swiss degree

Here you will find the information about the documents to be submitted:

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts that are stamped and signed by the faculty of your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae with details of education
  • Copy of your Swiss high-school leavers' certificate (Matura)

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts that are stamped and signed by the faculty of your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae with details of education in English
  • Application letter in English

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts that are stamped and signed by the faculty of your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae with details of education
  • English certificate

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts that are stamped and signed by the faculty of your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae with details of education
  • English certificate

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Master's degree (minimum grade 5)
  • Confirmation of the mandatory consultation with the academic student advisor (fachspezifische Vereinbarung)
  • Confirmation of the supervisor of your master's thesis (fachspezifische Vereinbarung)
  • Curriculum vitae including research and publication experience

We request you not to submit any previously published texts and / or research applications.

Once you have completed the online application, e-mail (PDF) the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts that are stamped and signed by the faculty of your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae with details of education

Processing time for the assessment of your previous academic attainments

6 to 8 weeks
 

Exceptions

Bachelor's degrees from other Swiss universities which permit admission to a master's program in the same branch of study at the University of Bern without an assessment. You can find this information under the tab "Requirements" of the different master's programs.