Universität Bern

country rank  5
world rank  417

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University Overview

Established in 1834, Universität Bern (University of Bern) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Bern (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Universität Bern (UniBE) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Bern (UniBE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 185 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Université de Berne
Name University of Bern
Acronym UniBE
Founded 1834
Motto Knowledges creates value

University Location

Address Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern (population range: 50,000-249,999)
3012 Bern
T +41 (31) 631 3470
F +41 (31) 631 8336

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern 3012
+41 (31) 631 39 11

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz


  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019