Universität Bern

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Universität Bern is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Bern, Switzerland.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Application procedure

Academic calendar

Semester I: mid-September – mid-January
Semester II: mid-February  – June

The Introduction Week for exchange students takes place in the week prior to the semester. Participation is compulsory for all exchange students. It includes several welcome and information events, a university tour, a city tour and a day trip.

Areas of study open to exchange students


Language of instruction

German or English.

B2 level in German or English needed.

Housing assistance

There are several students residences. As the number of rooms is limited and early application is highly recommended.

Students Lodge
Information and online application form available at https://www.studentlodge.ch/.

Studentenresidenz Stöckacker
Information and online application form available at www.studentenresidenz.ch.

More student residences and further information on accommodation

Cost of living

Students must allow for a minimum of CHF 1,500 per month to cover living expenses in Switzerland.

Estimated cost of living


Normal study load per term:
In courses: 1 to 6 with a minimum of 4
In credits: 30 ECTS per semester

Number of places available

2 places per year

Additional information

The institute of Psychology does not offer many courses in English. Students however are free to choose courses in English from other faculties, and master courses are open for advanced bachelor students.