Degree Programs & Courses Bachelor's Degree Programs

What is a Bachelor's Degree?

In conformity with the Bologna Process, the study system at Swiss universities is divided into three stages: The first stage of study comprises 180 ECTS credits (equivalent to three years of full-time study) and concludes with the bachelor's diploma.

The bachelor's degree program worth 180 ECTS credits last six semesters (= three years of full-time study) and is intended to provide a basic academic foundation.

People can only undertake a master's degree program if they have successfully completed this degree.

Depending on the faculty and degree program, you will be awarded one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

Full-time studies

Studies at the University of Bern are full-time. We do not offer any part-time studies. Nevertheless, working while you are studying is possible, but should not prolong the study excessively.