Dear New Students
Where can I register for my courses? How should I organize my studies? And what does the University of Bern have to offer me alongside my course of study? If you have these and other questions you would like answers to, then visit the introductory courses in the week before the semester begins.
The introductory days 2021 are taking place from September 13 to 17.
Due to the still virulent coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately not all events can be held in the context of face-to-face meetings, but are also offered as digital alternatives. You can attend:
- the introductory workshops for bachelor students (DIGITAL)
The introductory workshop will be held digitally this year (13 - 16 September 2021).
During a half-day introductory workshop you will receive practical information and tips which will help you to successfully start your studies.
- the freshers' day for first-year students bachelor and masters' degree (IN-PERSON and DIGITAL)
Friday, 17 September 2021
On the freshers' day for first-year students you will receive all the necessary information about your subjects and learn more about our university.
Freshers' day for first-year students
On Friday, september 17, the freshers' day for first-year students gives an introduction to studying at the University of Bern. He should give answers to open questions about the study and help to find his way around the University of Bern:
- The university introduces itself by video: You'll receive general information about your studies, about the University of Bern, and about the services offered by the Student Union (SUB).
- You will receive subject-specific information directly from the faculties and institutes of your major and minor in introductory events on-site or as live Zoom sessions.
- You'll also have the opportunity to get to know the university campus student groups at the student groups virtual campus event (on 13 September online at www.sub.unibe.ch, only in German).
The daily schedule with detailed information on the introductory events and the university city map are compiled in the booklet «Leporello 2021». Use this overview to put together your individual daily programme.
We would also like to point out that all face-to-face events will take place in compliance with the valid hygiene and distance regulations. Compliance with these rules is the personal responsibility of each individual. A general obligation to wear a mask applies from the time of entry into the university buildings and in all indoor rooms.
Leporello with daily programme
Are you starting your bachelor's degree program at the University of Bern this semester and wondering if you are well prepared for this new chapter in your life? The preparation workshop provides you with lots of practical tips, so that you will be well equipped for the start of the first semester. The University of Bern recommends that all first semester students (completing the bachelor’s degree program) attend the workshop.
|Date||Online from September 13, 2021|
|Venue||Access the ILIAS course here|
||The digital workshop can be attended at any time.
|Duration of the event|| 3 to 4 hours
|Course language||German (lecture documents available in German, French and English)
|Notes||Participation is free.
On Thursday morning, September 16, the organisations will be available to answer your questions at Zoom meetings.
|Involved organisations||Synapso - Center of Learning and Memory (only in German)
Students' Union of the University of Bern (SUB) (only in German)
Learning strategies for studying
|Suggestions for good stress management
From students to students: tips for the start of the semester
|Introduction to the Core Teaching System (CTS)
|Introduction to the learning platform ILIAS