Organizational Matters Student Financing

Foundations and Funds

The University of Bern works together closely with different foundations and funds. Please find below a selection of foundations which can support students, researchers and university projects according to the particular circumstances and conditions.

Database Foundations and funds

This database was closed in December 2020. The contents (i.e. the data sets) soon will be made accessible in a suitable form. As a new tool for research on foundations, the Vice-Rectorate Research offers access to the database Fundraiso.

Burgergemeinde Bern (civic community of Bern)

To underline its close connections with the University of Bern, the Burgergemeinde Bern (civic community of Bern) grants one-off, small amounts to scientific plans and projects of the University of Bern as part of a loan approved every year. There is a web-based tool available for making your application. This is where you will find the funding criteria and submission deadlines. Please note that requests are now only accepted electronically using this tool!