Prospective students Information for refugees

Compass UniBE – University Preparation for Refugee Students

Compass UniBE is a two-semester university preparation program for refugees, who are aiming to study at the University of Bern.

Auf Boden gezeichneter Kompass und Füsse, die darauf stehen

Over the course of a year, you will acquire academic skills and basic academic competencies and prepare yourself linguistically, professionally and organizationally for possible admission to a course of study at the University of Bern. After successfully completing the Compass UniBE university preparation program, you have the opportunity to apply for admission to a regular course of study.

Target group

Refugees (status B, F, N or S) with at least a foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate (Matura) and good knowledge of German (level B1), who are highly motivated to prepare for admission to study at the University of Bern over a period of one year. (May be subject to further conditions of participation.)  

Program duration

Mid-August 2024 to July 2025.
Compass UniBE lasts two semesters; the program starts in the fall semester. 


Here you will find all the important dates and information on the application process for the 2024/25 program year.

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