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. Once you have completed the online application, e-mail your transcripts, stamped and signed by the faculty at your former university, to the Admissions Office.

Processing time for the assessment of your previous academic attainments: 6 to 8 weeks.


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.