Online application

Have you decided to pursue your studies at Bern University of Applied Sciences? If so, you can apply online now! By applying online you can keep track of the procedure at all times.


Online application


Start spring semester 2017




Start autumn semester 2017




Depending on your previous education and intended area of study, specific admission conditions apply. Please visit the webpage of the relevant  programme for details or contact the head of the programme for information.


Required documents

Please ensure that you have the following documents pertaining to your previous training in electronic format (documents: PDF/photo material: JPG):


  • ID card or passport*
  • Passport photo according to international passport standards*
  • Diplomas and certificates (e.g. vocational/specialised baccalaureate with grades)
  • Swiss federal certificate of competence with grades
  • Confirmation of work experience or internship
  • curriculum vitae in table format (exception: Engineering and Information Technology)


* mandatory


Depending on the degree programme and previous training, further documents may have to be sent, for example:

  • folder with work examples
  • Residence permit (foreign applicants)
  • etc.


For applications to a Master degree programme proof of completion of the first cycle of studies (Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification) must be submitted, together with the Transcript of Records.




Application (per application)*CHF 100.-
Immatriculation**     CHF 100.-
Tuition fee (per semester)  CHF 750.-
Examination fee (per semester)CHF   80.-
Fee for social and cultural institutions and for sport (per semester)CHF   24.-
Fee for the Students’ Association VSBFH (per semester)CHF   15.-

Additional costs are entailed including photocopying and material costs, which may vary from one degree programme to the other, and other costs for teaching aids, specialised literature, consumables etc.

Fee will be invoiced in due course following online registration and payment is due within 10 days. Waiving of fees or reimbursement, for instance in the event of cancellation or non-participation in the procedure is excluded.


Dossiers are only processed on receipt of payment.


The additional fees for the admission and aptitude examinations amount to between CHF 150.- and CHF 200.- depending on the degree programme.


*   plus CHF 10.– processing fee in the case of payment via pay-in slip / paper invoice.

** Should registration lead to matriculation, the registration fee shall be credited as the matriculation fee.

Bachelor dates

Degree programmes A-Z

Autumn 2016  

 Spring 2017  Autumn 2017
Art Education15.03.201615.03.2017
Automotive Engineering30.07.201630.07.2017
Business Administration31.03.201631.03.2017
Business Information Technology31.03.201631.03.2017
Civil Engineering31.07.201631.07.2017
Electrical and Communication Technology30.07.201630.07.2017
Fine Arts15.03.201615.03.2017
Food Science & Management (Food Technology)30.04.201630.04.2017
Forest Science30.04.201630.04.2017
Information Technology30.07.201630.07.2017
Literary Writing15.03.201615.03.2017
Mechanical Engineering30.07.201630.07.2017
Medical informatics30.07.201630.07.2017
Microtechnology and Medical Technology30.07.201630.07.2017
Midwifery for qualified nurses30.09.2016
Multimedia Production30.04.201630.04.2017
Music and Movement/Rhythmics15.03.201615.03.2017
Nursing for qualified nurses14.04.201613.04.2017
Nutrition and Dietetics15.01.201615.01.2017
Social Work28.02.201631.07.201628.02.2017
Visual Communication15.03.201615.03.2017
Wood Engineering31.07.201631.07.2017



If you have missed the application deadline the relevant degree programme head office will be happy to inform you on whether a belated application is possible.

Master dates

Degree programmes A-ZAutumn 2016 Spring 2017 Autumn 2017
Art Education15.03.201615.03.2017
Business Administration30.04.201630.04.2017
Business Information Technology15.05.201615.05.2017
Communication Design18.04.201615.03.2017
Composition and Theory15.03.201615.03.2017
Contemporary Arts Practice18.04.201615.03.2017
Engineering (Civil Engineering and Building Technology)
Engineering (Engineering and Information Technology)30.07.201631.01.201730.07.2017
Life Sciences30.04.201630.09.201630.04.2017
Music Pedagogy15.03.201615.03.2017
Music Performance15.03.201615.03.2017
Social Work16.06.201616.06.2017
Specialized Music Performance (Opera)18.04.201617.04.2017
Specialized Music Performance (Classical)
Sports (Sportwissenschaften)30.04.201630.04.2017
Wood Technology15.06.201615.06.2017


If you have missed the application deadline the relevant degree programme head office will be happy to inform you on whether a belated application is possible.

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Details on studies

Please visit the website of the corresponding degree programme for information, or contact the degree programme head office:


Bachelor's degree programmes

Master's degree programmes


Student Administration

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