Tools and Work Aids Overview


The CTS (Core teaching system) shows all courses at the University of Bern and relevant information: Who organizes and supervises the course, the place and time it is held and much more. Students and staff of the University of Bern use CTS to manage study profiles and academic achievements.


  • Without logging in you will see the official Course catalog of the University of Bern
  • With logging in (Campus Account) you can also manage your academic achievements

Course catalog

In the public space, all users view the same thing. If you are registered, your last settings can be saved so that the usual view is shown on your next visit. The course tree is divided into study programs. Students can quickly obtain an overview of the chargeable services in the individual blocks. The course catalog shows all course details. The plan view shows more information about the blocks. It provides three types of course search:

  •     Simple search: only one input field
  •     Advanced search: To find special cases with several search fields
  •     Course tree: Search in the study program

Planning view

If you are a matriculated student and logged in to CTS, the planning view will quickly show you an overview of the courses that can be credited in the individual blocks. In the planning view, the focus is primarily on the information regarding the structure of the study program, the registrations made and planned for courses and assessments and the individual status of your studies. Students receive with matriculation direct access to their studies in. The Campus Account login data is used to log in.

Staff members who maintain and/or manage data for courses, registrations, assessments (examinations), credits (grades), degrees and much more in CTS will receive the necessary access to CTS when they log in with their campus account. Unlike the students, you need additional authorizations for this.

Problems with logging in to CTS

Students who cannot register (problems with matriculation)
»Contact the Admissions office (ZIB)

Problems with the Campus Account (e.g. no Account or forgotten password)

»Contact the IT Services Helpdesk

If you need an authorization in CTS, or are unsure who is responsible:

»TAS (Teaching Administration Systems) Support will be pleased to help

It is essential that you read the relevant regulations, study plans and appendices of the study plans, as well as the publications of the subjects before or at least at the beginning of your studies. This information is legally binding. For more information, please contact the student advisors (Studienfachberatung)!

Good planning and organization of your studies does not guarantee good grades, but it is a good starting point. It is important to note that there are different registration procedures for the various courses and assessments. In particular, there are different deadlines for the registration and deregistration of the various courses and assessments.

Lecturers announce the conditions of the individual courses, in particular the modalities for registration and deregistration to/from courses and/or assessments in the first sessions of the semester. You must not assume that you can find all information on the web. If in doubt, ask your lecturers or tutors or the student advisors (Studienfachberatung).