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Universität Bern

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Established in 1834, the Universität Bern (University of Bern) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bern (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Universität Bern (UniBE) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Universität Bern (UniBE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 190-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UniBE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universität Bern's Control Typepublic


Universität Bern's Entity Typenon-profit


Universität Bern' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universität Bern's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) Université de Berne
Name (English) University of Bern
Acronym UniBE
Founded 1834
Motto Knowledges creates value
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Universität Bern general video presentation.

University Location

Address Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Universität Bern's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universität Bern Phone Number +41 (31) 631 3470
Universität Bern Fax Number +41 (31) 631 8336

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universität Bern's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universität Bern's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universität Bern's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universität Bern.

Universität Bern: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universität Bern's admission information.

Universität Bern's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universität Bern's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universität Bern a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universität Bern's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universität Bern's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Bern has more than 1900 international students.

Universität Bern's Admission Office Admission Office

Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern 3012
(31) 631 39 11

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universität Bern.

Universität Bern's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universität Bern has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universität Bern's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 600-699 academic employees (Faculty).

Universität Bern's Control Type Control Type

Universität Bern is a public higher education institution.

Universität Bern's Entity Type Entity Type

Universität Bern is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universität Bern's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universität Bern's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universität Bern does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Bern's main facilities:

Universität Bern's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universität Bern's Library

Universität Bern's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universität Bern's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Universität Bern's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Bern's main services:

Universität Bern's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Universität Bern's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universität Bern's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Universität Bern's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universität Bern's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universität Bern's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universität Bern is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universität Bern's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universität Bern 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Universität Bern's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Universität Bern's Facebook page Universität Bern's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universität Bern's X (formerly Twitter) page Universität Bern's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universität Bern's YouTube channel Universität Bern's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universität Bern's Instagram page Universität Bern's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universität Bern's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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