Universität Bern is an exchange destination for Utrecht University School of Law students 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

Language of instruction

German and English (Most classes in English are at Master level)


Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

For your living expenses in Switzerland you must allow for at least CHF 1’500 per month.

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

The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ for higher education is called Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP. 

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

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Number of places available

2 places per year; 2 students for a semester or 1 student for a full year.

Additional information

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

Please note that our regular as well as exchange students are entitled to take classes and sit exams at the nearby universities of Neuchâtel and Fribourg within the scope of the so-called BeNeFri programme. BeNeFri is a network made up of the universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg that allows students to attend lessons at different universities. Note that Fribourg is bilingual French–German and Neuchâtel is a French-speaking University however both offer also a few English lectures per term. The programme has a compensation fund for travel costs, so when your student wants to take one or two courses at one of these universities, he/she gets the money back for the train tickets.  Fribourg is only a 20 minutes trip, Neuchâtel a 40 minutes trip by train.


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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact International Exchange Office Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Need to have your STUDY PLAN signed? Contact the study advisor at your School (department). 

For general questions and handing in or picking up Erasmus documents, you can visit the International Exchange Office at the Student Desk (you do not have to make an appointment).
We are located at Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht (at the School of Law)

Walk-in hours: Monday and Wednesday from 3 PM until 4:30 PM

Telephone / Email

+31 (0)30 253 7289

Email: ieo.leg@uu.nl


You can make an appointment by sending an email. Don't forget mention your student number. You can also call +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Postal address

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands