Tuition and Semester Fees
The collection and the amount of fees are governed by the University Ordinance (UniV).
Bills with a payment slip are delivered by post.
Log in to your Swiss bank or Postfinance for e-bill to receive our bills electronically.
Art. 39 UniV
|Regular tuition fee||CHF 750 per semester|
|Non-Swiss students||CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree program (as of fall semester 2018) *|
|Tuition fee over 12 semesters without achieving a degree||CHF 1,500 in the first semester after the twelve-semester limit has been exceeded. The fees double for each further semester.|
|Cases of hardship||
The Executive Board of the University of Bern can waive the increase of tuition fees either in part or in entirety.
See below checklist for request for exemption from higher tuition fees.
Art. 40 UniV
|Regular semester fee||CHF 34 per semester|
|Increase for members of the Student Union of the University of Bern (SUB)||CHF 21 per semester, in addition to the semester fee|
In addition to the UNICARD, you will receive a certificate of registration once the tuition fees are paid. It consists of four confirmation talons. Each of the four talons bears the term "certificate of registration" covered with a transparent hologram film.
Reimbursement of tuition and semester fees
Requests for reimbursement have to be submitted within 10 days of the reimbursement reasons being known, but at the latest by (date of receipt)
- February 28 for the spring semester
- September 30 for the fall semester
Send the documents for proving the reasons for reimbursement together with your request for reimbursement to
University of Bern
You can only be reimbursed if you return
- all certificates of registration
- the UNICARD and
- if you confirm in writing, based on the documents of registration, that you have not received any benefits such as grants, training bonuses and tax relief.
Exemption from fees
The Admissions Office cannot exempt you from paying fees or defer due fees. If, through no fault of your own, you are in financial difficulty and thus cannot pay tuition and semester fees on time, please contact the social fund of the Student Union in good time for advance money.
* Exemption from the additional fee if you acquire Swiss citizenship during the period of registration at the University of Bern; see the details on the exact procedure in Art. 14 of the Reglement zu Abläufen und Terminen der Zulassung und Immatrikulation.