Mobility and Exchange Students

Exchange partners worldwide


Check the list of partner universities to see whether your home university has an exchange agreement with the University of Bern.

For you to be able to apply for an exchange, you must be registered at one of the listed universities.

Country Partner universities     
Australia University of Technology Sydney 
Brasil Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brasil  Universidade Federal Fluminense 
Canada  Université Laval
Canada  University of Ottawa 
Chile Universidad de la Frontera
China China University of Political Science and Law 
China       Chinese University of Hong Kong
China City University of Hong Kong 
China  Wuhan University
India Anna University 
India  Jawaharlal Nehru University 
Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Japan Keio University Tokyo
Japan Yokohama National University
Mexico  Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro 
Mexico Universidad de Guadalajara 
Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM)
Russia  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics 
Russia National Research University Higher School of Economics
Russia Saint-Petersburg State University
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Management University
South Africa Stellenbosch University
South Korea Korea University 
South Korea
Seoul National University
South Korea
Sogang University 
South Korea
Sookmyung Women’s University
Taiwan National Taiwan University
UST, University System of Taiwan (NCU, NCTU, NTHU, NYMU)
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
USA Sam Houston State University
The University of Arizona
University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Contact the office responsible for exchange programs at your home university to find out more about the conditions of application and fill in the online application form. Afterwards you will receive a login to our mobility online portal and have to upload the following documents:

  • Application form, signed by your home university
  • Copy of passport
  • Passport photograph
  • Transcript of records
  • Planned study program ("Learning Agreement" form)
  • Language certificate/confirmation

Deadlines for applications

April 30 for fall semester (September – December/January)
September 30 for spring semester (February – June)

Studium/Hörsaal/Referent/Studenten hören zu

The week before the semester starts, the International Office organizes an introductory week for exchange students. Among other things, the program includes an information event, a tour of the university, a guided tour of the town as well as a full day's outing. The introductory week is an excellent opportunity of getting to know other exchange students as well as local students. Participation is mandatory.

During the semester the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Bern organizes a social and culture program for exchange students. 

Read the field reports of our former exchange students.

Reports until 2016/17

Reports as of 2017/18