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Introductory days

The introductory days provide an introduction to studying at the University of Bern. They are intended to provide answers to questions about studying and to help you find your way around the university. You can attend::

  • the introductory workshop for bachelor students (DIGITAL)
    The introductory workshop will be held in digital form from the week before the semester begins (from 12 September). There you will receive practical information and tips that will help you to start your studies successfully.
  • the freshers' day for first-year students bachelor and masters' degree on Friday, 16. Septemeber 2022 (IN-PERSON)
    On the freshers' day for first-year students you will receive all the necessary information about your subjects and learn more about our university.

On Friday, september 16, the freshers' day for first-year students provides an introduction to studying, gives a picture of life at and around the University of Bern and offers the opportunity to make first contacts. It is also intended to provide answers to questions about studying and to help you find your way around the university. 

  • First of all, the University introduces itself in a official welcome event with the Rector. You will receive general information about studying, about the services offered by the various university offices, the Student Union (SUB) and the Counseling Service of the Universities of Bern.
  • You will receive subject-specific information directly from the faculties and institutes of your major and minor in introductory events on-site.
  • You will also have the opportunity to get to know the university groups on the Campus Student Groups in UniS.

The daily schedule with detailed information on the introductory events and the university city map are compiled in the booklet «Leporello 2022». Use this overview to put together your individual daily programme.


Are you just about to start your bachelor's degree program at the University of Bern and wondering if you are well prepared for this new chapter in your life? The preparation workshop provides you with lots of practical tips, so that you will be well equipped for the start of the first semester. The programme includes the following topics:

  • Learning strategies for daily studies
  • Tips for good time and stress management
  • Introduction to CTS (platform for the administration of courses and examinations)
  • Introduction to ILIAS (teaching and learning platform)
  • Tips from students for the start of the semester

The preparation workshop is being conducted by the Vice-Rectorate Teaching in cooperation with the following offices:

The preparation workshop is an online course you can work through independently starting September 12, 2022. In addition, Zoom meetings with the participating offices will be held on September 14 and 15, 2022. At these meetings you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Detailed information on the event and registration will follow in mid-August.