Bern University of Applied Sciences

Key Facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 7,000 students
  • Academic Year: September – July
  • Modules will be available in English
  • Partner university website: Bern University of Applied Sciences

Campus activities and events

Bern University of Applied Science offers a variety of activities for Exchange students to take part of. Throughout the semester students can attend various events organised by the International Office and Erasmus Student Network (ESN). To name a few events: city tours of Bern’s nightlife, trips to the region around Bern and visits to theatres, museums and sports events. The University of Bern offers a wide variety of sport activities. From Aerobics to Zumba – everything is possible. As a BFH student you have the opportunity to take part in many sports groups or courses.

Travel and Accommodation

It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Switzerland once you have your Letter of Acceptance. Bern Airport has limited flights to the UK, therefore students may want to consider flights to other Swiss cities including Zurich, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg or Geneva and make the onward journey by train.

You should only apply to live in an accommodation as an exchange student only after you receive your Letter of Acceptance. Exchange students seeking accommodation for a short period of time can visit the Bern University of Applied Science webpage for more information.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at Bern University of Applied Science, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. However, some universities charge small fees for the use of facilities such as the Students’ Union. If you have any queries about any these charges, we recommend that you speak directly with the host university. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, insurance and books. Students accepted on this exchange programme may also be eligible for financial support from SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme).