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About unibe

University of Bern (unibe) — public non-profit university. It is located in Bern, Switzerland. As a member of European University Association (EUA), unibe is actively working on developing the academic environment.

It is one of the best institutions in the world. In QS World University Rankings 2024, it is among top-130. The university is highly rated by the independent university ranking THE. It is in the top-120.

At unibe, you can get a master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.

Location
Bern, Switzerland
Establishment year
1834
Students
11,090
International students
1,774
Female students
57%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#126
Rating THE
2024#116
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Life Sciences & Medicine112
Natural Sciences164
Arts & Humanities215
Social Sciences & Management348
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unibe tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at unibe is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The cost of study at unibe is the same for locals and foreigners — from 403 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Bachelor
1,651USD/year
Master
Local1,503USD/year
Foreign1,519USD/year
Doctorate
403USD/year

Study programs at unibe

Arts & Humanities
World Arts
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Climate Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences (Geology)
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Public Management and Policy
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Law
Business and Law
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Law
Humanities
Central Asian Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Eastern European Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Sociolinguistics
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
World Arts
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
World Literature
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biomedical Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Ecology and Evolution
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Molecular Life Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Medicine
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 7.0, TOEFL iBT — 100
Biomedical Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Applied Economic Analysis
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Medicine
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 7.0, TOEFL iBT — 100
Computer Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Social Sciences & Management
Applied Economic Analysis
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Central Asian Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Climate Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Eastern European Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
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Other
Ancient Judaism
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
FCE, IELTS, TOEFL
Exam scores
FCE — 160, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL PBT — 580, TOEFL iBT — 92
Other programs
Economics & Business Management
Public Administration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
6 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Islamic Studies and Oriental Literature
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Languages and Literatures in English
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Philosophy
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Religious Studies
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Science of Religion
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Arts & Humanities
Musicology
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Theater and Dance Studies
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Law
Economic Globalisation and Integration at the World Trade Institute
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Law
Law
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Law
Education & Training
Education
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Education & Training
Psychology
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
Medicine
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Geography
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Statistics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Climate Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Science of Religion
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Statistics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Dental Medicine
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Health Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Medicine
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Psychology
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
Medicine
Social Sciences & Management
Archaeology
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economic Globalisation and Integration at the World Trade Institute
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Law
Economics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
6 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Geography
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Global Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
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Other
Central Asian Studies
Study form
Full-time
Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Cognition, Learning and Memory
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Old Catholic Theology
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Studies in Language and Society
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
6 months
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at unibe

You cannot enter a Swiss university immediately after the 11th grade. Before admission, foreign students must study for 2 years at a university in their native country.

Master's degree at unibe

In order to enroll at unibe for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 92. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
92
TOEFL PBT
580

unibe campus

The campus of unibe is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. Student life at unibe is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

In order to stay in Switzerland for another 6 months after graduation, you can apply for a job seeker visa. Graduates of unibe find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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