Prospective students Information for refugees

Prerequisites for attendance and costs

Prerequisites for attendance

  • Foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate (Matura/High School certificate) or commenced university studies, depending on the country of origin of your former education*
  • German language proficiency level B1 (placement test)
  • Residence permit B (refugee), F, N or S
  • Consent of the case-managing asylum welfare office
  • Residence ideally in the canton of Bern
  • High motivation, independence and willingness to learn

* Please note the information on the document "Checkliste documents to be submitted (in German)".

What we expect from you 

  • Full participation in lessons for one year (August-July)
  • Compliance with agreements and stipulations

Limited number of participants

There will be 20 places in the 2024/25 program year.
When applying for Compass UniBE, it is not guaranteed that you will be accepted into the program. A selection process will take place.


  • Participation in the 2024/25 program year is free of charge
  • Costs for transport to the University of Bern, laptop, writing utensils, etc. must be expected. These are not covered by the program.