Universität Bern is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Bern, Switzerland.

Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall Semester): September - December
Semester II (Spring Semester):  February - June

Academic Calendar

Requirements

Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English/German is required.

Swiss entry requirement

Insurance 

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students have to take at least 60 percent of their courses at the 'Institute of History'. If students would like to take other courses within the university covered, they need to contact the Institute first. Courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are restricted. 

Courses at Master’s level

Yes.

Language of instruction

German or English (except language departments). Students should have sufficient proficiency of German and/or English to be able to follow lectures and write exams. The language of instruction is mentioned in the course catalogue. Most classes in English are at Master level.

A German language course for exchange students is offered in the two weeks previous to the semester (at least level A2 CEFR required). Further German courses are offered during the semester on various levels.
Information is available at www.daf.unibe.ch.

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

More information

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Exchange students are allowed to do a maximum of 15 hours work per week. Non-EU students are not allowed to work during the first 6 months of residence in Switzerland.

Credits

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
 

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

Grant information

Funding through Swiss-European Mobility Programme rather than through Erasmus+.

As a SEMP (Erasmus) incoming student, you will receive a mobility grant from the Swiss government. This ranges between CHF 360-420 a month depending on your country of origin. Your online application for a SEMP (Erasmus) stay at the University of Bern is also an automatic application for the grant.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Temporary address: Janskerkhof 12, 3512 BL Utrecht till July 18. We will be back at Drift 10 on July 23.
+31 (0)30 253 6046
internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
  • There is no walk-in hour on July 22.
  • From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Janskerkhof 12

Staff

Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)