Portrait Facts and Figures

Students

Here you will find information about the number of students at each academic level according to the study programs of the University of Bern and the specialist terms of the Swiss University Information System (SHIS). The rules of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) apply to the collection of the data. Students are deemed to be all persons who were registered at the University of Bern in the applicable fall semester. Persons attending the senior citizens' and children's universities are not included. 

 

The essentials in brief

In 2019 18'576 students were registered at the University of Bern. 6'722 (36%) of them originated from the canton of Berne while 2'181 (12%) came from abroad. The proportion of female students amounted to 57%.

7'799 (42%) studied at Bachelor level, 4'611 (25%) at Master level, 3'093 (17%) at doctoral level and 3'073 (17%) at the level of further education. Compared to the previous year, the number of students has increased by +3%.

In total 5'152 students have started their studies (an increase of +2% over the previous year).