PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The study programs and various graduate schools and centres cover fields from economics and social science, humanities, sciences, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, human sciences and theology. The historic roots of the University of Bern go back to 1528.

Today most of the 160 institutes are located within walking distance of the historic main building. The infrastructure is of very high quality and, thans to its relatively small size of about 18,000 students, the ambience is friendly and personal. Furthermore courses in almost any sport discipline are open to all students.

More than 2400 teaching staff in eight faculties prepare students for their future academic or professional career. The study programs cover fields from economics and social science, humanities, natural sciences, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, human sciences and theology. There are 46 undergraduate programs, 80 graduate programs and over 200 further education courses with 4200 academic qualifications per year.

HOUSING

Rooms are pre-booked for ISEP students in local student dormitories. Students will receive a monthly stipend for both housing and meals, and will pay the monthly rent using the stipend they receive.

MEALS

ISEP students will receive a combined housing and meal stipend based on the cost of living for students in Bern. After rental payments, the remaining sum can be used to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities.

All students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

Courses at the University of Bern can be found through their search engine

Semester Names - Please note the following term names when looking for courses at Uni Bern:

ISEP Spring Semester = Bern Frühjahrssemester (FS)

ISEP Fall Semester = Bern Herbstsemester (HS)

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Rebecca Secula 703-504-9966 | rsecula@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Biology

  • Business

  • English Language and Literature

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 85
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Application Instructions

As titles of disciplines varies from one university to another, please examine the discipline which is closed to your discipline at the home university according to http://www.unibe.ch/facultiesinstitutes/index_eng.html.

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in German)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    German Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • History

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

As titles of disciplines varies from one university to another, please examine the discipline which is closed to your discipline at the home university according to http://www.unibe.ch/facultiesinstitutes/index_eng.html.

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    German Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences:

    Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Listening Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Speaking Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

As titles of disciplines varies from one university to another, please examine the discipline which is closed to your discipline at the home university according to http://www.unibe.ch/facultiesinstitutes/index_eng.html.

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in German)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    German Studies

  • Biology

  • Business

    Economics

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • History

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Austria Switzerland
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Listening Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Speaking Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • Number of language semesters completed 5
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

As titles of disciplines varies from one university to another, please examine the discipline which is closed to your discipline at the home university according to http://www.unibe.ch/facultiesinstitutes/index_eng.html.

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Due to the fact that courses are subject to change every semester (they are surely different from those offered at the time of ISEP application), our course catalogue is updated as follows:

Please check courses in July / August about courses to be held in the fall semester and in December/January for courses to be held in the Spring semester.

Attending graduate courses are allowed if students meet requirements (exceptions are indicated in the course catalogue).

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