Campus and Infrastructure University Sports

Unisport ID

Who can take part in Unisport Bern?

Students enrolled at a Swiss university or the PHBern can take part in the entire university sports program with their valid UNICARD (legitimation card).

All other categories of participation (see drop-down list) must buy an Unisport ID in order to be able to use the sports and exercise program. The Unisport ID can be requested online, by telephone or in person at the University Sports Secretariat.

Eligibility to participate

University of Bern and PHBern

If you are enrolled at the University of Bern or at the PHBern, you can take part in Unisport Bern.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - validated UNICARD / valid PHBern student ID
  • Access document - UNICARD / PHBern student ID
  • Costs - included in semester fees

Universities and ETH

If you are enrolled at a Swiss university or at ETH / EPFL, you can take part in Unisport Bern. 

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - valid student ID
  • Access document - student ID
  • Costs - included in semester fees

Universities of applied sciences

As a student at the Bern University of Applied Sciences you are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern. 

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - valid BFHCard
  • Access document - Unisport ID
  • Costs - CHF 120.00 per year

As a student at the Universities of Applied Sciences ZHAW, PHZH, ZHdk and Campus Luzern, you can take part in the Unisport of Bern.  

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - valid student ID
  • Access document - student ID
  • Costs - included in semester fees

Further education students at the University of Bern 

As a continuing education student at the University of Bern, you are entitled to apply for a Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - Proof of registration from the Admission, Enrollment and Counseling Department (ZIB)
  • Access document - Unisport ID
  • Costs - CHF 400.00 per year

* MAS students are considered enrolled and therefore receive free access to university sports.

Further education students at the PHBern 

As a continuing education student at PHBern, you are entitled to take part in Unisport Bern. 

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - valid PHBern student ID
  • Access document - student ID
  • Costs - included in semester fees

Further education students at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH

As a continuing education student at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, you are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - valid BFHCard
  • Access document - university sports card
  • Costs - CHF 400.00 per year

Exmatriculated students and students on leave of absence from the University of Bern and the PHBern

As a de-registered student and / or student on leave of absence from the University of Bern and the PHBern, you are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - current confirmation of de-registration with the heading "Interruption of studies" or "Leave of absence". The confirmation is only valid for the year of de-registration or leave of absence.
  • Access document - Unisport ID
  • Costs - CHF 100.00 per year 

 

 

 

 

Employees at the University of Bern

As an employee of the University of Bern, you are entitled to take part in Unisport Bern. 

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - no proof required, examination by Unisport Bern. Visiting lecturers require confirmation from the institute as proof that they are performing for the University of Bern (teaching assignment, presentation, etc.).
  • Access document - validated UNICARD including the imprint "Unisport month / year"
  • Costs - CHF 80.00 per year

Employees of the PHBern

As an employee of the PHBern you are entitled to apply for a Unisport ID card in order to take part in the Unisport Bern. 

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - no proof required, examination by Unisport Bern.
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 80.00 per year

Retired from the University of Bern and the PHBern

Retirees from the University of Bern and the PHBern are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to participate in university sports.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - letter of resignation, retirement
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 300.00 a year or CHF 540.00 for two years

Employees of the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH

As an employee of the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, you are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - no proof required, examination by Unisport Bern
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 300.00 per year

Employees from partner institutions of the University of Bern

As an employee of the following partner institutions of the University of Bern, you are entitled to apply for an Unisport ID in order to take part in the Unisport of Bern:

  • Inselspital Bern 
  • Institut für Viruskrankheiten und Immunprophylaxe (IVI)
  • Swissuniversities
  • StudentInnenschaft der Universität Bern (SUB)
  • Studentische Buchgenossenschaft Bern (Bugeno)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
  • Unitectra Bern
  • Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD)
     
  • Proof of entitlement to participate - current employment confirmation from the institution. 
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 400.00 a year or CHF 720.00 for two years

 

Members of the umbrella organization Alumni UniBE and Alumni PHBern

As a member of the Alumni UniBE or Alumni PHBern umbrella organization, you can buy a discounted academic ID card to take part in university sports.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - current membership card of the umbrella organization "Alumni UniBE" or "Alumni PHBern"
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 350.00* per year

* Graduates benefit from a one-off discount of CHF 50.00 up to a maximum of 6 months after the diploma has been issued. The alumni membership card including a copy of the diploma must be presented as proof.

Academics with a university, PHBern, NMS or BFH degree

As an academic you can buy a university sports card to take part in university sports.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - a copy of the Bachelor's and / or Master's degree
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Costs - CHF 400.00 a year or CHF 720.00 for two years

Pupils and graduates from a grammar school in the canton of Bern

As a high school student, you are entitled to obtain a university sports card from your 17th birthday, provided that you are completing a course in the canton of Bern in order to obtain a Matura*. This includes:

  • (Sports) high schools **
  • Adult high schools
  • Passarellen***

In the first year after graduating from high school or the passerelle, a one-time Unisport ID can also be obtained.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - copy of student ID / high school diploma
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Cost - CHF 100.00

*Students in a vocational baccalaureate course are not eligible to participate..

**High school students at the Gymnasium Neufelds (Rector Maurer), Thun-Schadau, Köniz, Biel-Seeland and the NMS require an additional confirmation from the school secretariat in addition to the student ID card, as these schools offer other courses (FMS, WMS) that do not are entitled.

***For students of the KV Bern in the "Passerelle" course, a confirmation from the school secretariat is required, as the ID does not differ from the other KV IDs.

Students in the PHBern preparatory course or at the pre-school and primary level institute of the NMS Pedagogical Training Center (IVP NMS) are also eligible to participate, provided they have a valid PHBern student ID. In this case, the right to participate is included in the semester fees. The valid student ID is used as proof of admission.

Swiss Olympic Card holders

As the holder of a Swiss Olympic (Talents) Card in the gold, silver, bronze, elite, Talent National or Paralympics categories, you can apply for a university sports card from your 17th birthday.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - copy of the Swiss Olympic (Talents) Card
  • Access document - Unisport ID  
  • Cost - CHF 100.00

Life partners of enrolled, employees / retirees of the University of Bern and employees of the PHBern

In order for you as a partner to be able to redeem a university sports card in the participation category "life partner", the employees of the University of Bern or the PHBern must have purchased a university sports card. This is not necessary for students.

  • Proof of entitlement to participate - proof of the same residential address and Unicard resp. Life partner's university sports card
  • Access document - Unisport ID 
  • Cost - CHF 400.00

Validity period

The Unisport ID is valid for 12 or 24 months from the date of payment (value date). Once the validity period has expired, the ID is not automatically renewed. An electronic reminder with a link will be sent 30 days before the expiry date. The link can be used to apply for an extension of the ID on the university sports website.

Alternatively, the extension can be requested and paid for at the University Sports Secretariat. The validity of the ID card is extended without interruption, provided that the authorization to participate is still valid at the time of the renewal and the application for the extension and the fee to be paid are received by the University Sports Office 10 days before the expiry of the validity period of the previous ID card.

Replacement ID

If you lose your university sports card, you can obtain a new one from the secretariat for a fee of CHF 20.00. If the previous ID is found, this does not entitle you to a refund of the CHF 20.00 paid.