Mobility and Exchange Students

SEMP (Erasmus) studies

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The University of Bern has concluded agreements with more than 260 universities in Europe as part of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP (Erasmus).
If your home university is one of our partners in your particular subject, you have the opportunity of studying at the University of Bern for one or two semesters.

In order for you to take part in the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (Erasmus), your university and the University of Bern must have a bilateral agreement in your particular field of study.
This is a list of all partner universities and contacts in your field.

When you have been nominated for a period of study abroad at the University of Bern by your home university, please fill out our online application form.

Application deadlines

    Fall semester: April 30
    Spring semester: September 30

    (Exception: Veterinary Medicine
    April 30 for fall and spring semester)

As a SEMP (Erasmus) incoming student you will receive a mobility grant from the Swiss government. This ranges 2018/19 between CHF 380-440 a month depending on your country of origin. Your online application for a SEMP (Erasmus) stay at the University of Bern is also an automatic application for the grant.

Grant amounts 2018/19

country of home university amount per month total amount per semester
DK, FI, IS, IE, LI, LU, NO, SE, UK CHF 380  CHF 1,900
AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EE, EL, ES, FR, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MK, MT, NL, PL ,PT, RO, SI, SK, TR CHF 440 CHF 2,200 


If you have any study field related questions (courses in your field of study, application for courses etc) please contact the SEMP/Erasmus departmental coordinator in your field of study.

Studium/Hörsaal/Referent/Studenten hören zu

The week before the beginning of term, an introductory week for exchange students is organized by the International Office. 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 provides excellent opportunity for 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. 


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Read the field reports of our former exchange students. 

Reports until 2015/16
Reports as of 2016/17