Prospective students Studying at the University of Bern

Bern is where people study

With just under 19,500 students, the University of Bern is one of the largest universities in Switzerland. It is a comprehensive university with 39 Bachelor's and 76 Master's degree programs and is home to 3 National Centres of Competence in Research, 449 Swiss National Fund projects, 120 EU projects and 59 international grants. Located in the Länggass area, the University of Bern is a classic city university. But not just that: time passes a bit differently in Bern…

Why Bern – good reasons

Knowledge creates value

Knowledge is one of the most important resources we have as a society and will continue to increase in significance in future. Knowledge is the key to solving the problems facing society and dealing with global challenges. Universities make an indispensable contribution to the development and circulation of knowledge, and the importance of this role will continue to grow.

A rich selection of study programs

The University of Bern offers a full range of courses and numerous degree programs with the option to make various combinations, including across different faculties. Whether you want to combine economics with archaeology or psychology with computer science, you will not be short of choices.

Teaching and research

The University of Bern provides its students with the very latest specialist knowledge in international terms and familiarizes them with academic methods, as well as encouraging them to think in an academic way and undertake their own research. The University of Bern is a global leader in a selection of research areas such as space or climate research.

links: Die Altstadt von Bern von der Kirchenfeldbrücke aus; im Vordergrund die Aare, im Hintergrund das Berner Münster. rechts: Studierende der Uni Bern geniessen die Sonne auf der Grossen Schanze, im Hintergrund das Bundeshaus.

The university as the focal point of the capital city

The University of Bern occupies a central location in the city in the lively Länggasse district. The proximity to various institutions like the Federal Administration and other private and public concerns opens up opportunities to create a close network between academia and the "real" world.

International collaboration

Researchers and lecturers at the University of Bern are highly networked all over the world. This helps promote international academic careers in the field of research and offers students the opportunity to study at foreign universities as well during their studies.