International

International Office

The International Office works to promote internationalisation within the BFH Business School. It also endeavours to promote the skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse society  including cultural awareness, broadening perspectives and developing intellectual curiosity. Thus, offering a range of different activities and programmes which support mobility and research opportunities for students and employees in their academic pursuits.

Mission and Values

The mission and vision of the International Office are carried out through the following activities:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with universities abroad.
  • Providing information on exchange and mobility programmes for students, faculty and staff.
  • Facilitating the integration of international students.
  • Planning and organising international events.
  • Enhancing the university’s international image. 

Team

Head of International Office

Jacqueline Bürki

Academic Advisor and Partner Coordinator

Magdalena Boucaud

Double Degree Project Coordinator

Daniel Foord

Outgoing Mobility & Double Degree Coordinator

Selina Luzi 

Incoming Mobility & Double Degree Coordinator

Sonja Möri

Marketing, Communication and Events Coordinator

Michaela Wieland 

Student Assistant

Edward Parrales 

International Office Mascot

Bernie

Kontakt

Kontakt aus Teaserliste einfügen

Room: H101

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
09h00 – 12h00 

Link auf Standort

Exchange

Mobility allows students, lecturers and staff to gain valuable insights into different cultures, study- and work environments.

If you are interested in completing an exchange period at the BFH Business School, consult our Mobility Factsheet for further information.

How to Apply

Contact your Erasmus/Exchange co-ordinator and request to be nominated. Once we receive the official nomination, we will contact you to complete to complete the online application.


Nomination Deadlines

for the autumn semester:  30 April
for the spring semester:  30 September


Application Deadlines

for the autumn semester:  15 May
for the spring semester:  15 October


Required Documents

To submit the online application successfully, you will need to upload following documents:

  • Photo (JPG-format, coloured, min. 196 x 245 Pixel)
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Transcript of Records of past semesters at your home university
  • Confirmation of English language skills (strong B2 level or higher)

1_Download: 2018_19_Mobility_Factsheet (PDF)

2_Download: Academic_Calendar_1819 (PDF)

3_Download: Change_your_View_Brochure (PDF)

Learning Agreement

We require all exchange students to complete a learning greement stating your choice of modules. Your module selection must be approved by your home university.

Download: Learning Agreement Form

Selecting Modules

These are all the modules available for exchange students

Download: 5_2018_19_Module_List_Spring_BSc_EN_TENTATIVE

Download: 6_2018_19_Module_List_Autumn_BSc_EN

Please note, that acceptance of your application does not guarantee acceptance into particular modules listed on your application.

Are you looking for a challenge? Studying abroad will definitely be enriching and offers you a unique experience. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills, in and out of university, and to meet new people from all over the world.

Once a semester we host a Study Abroad Fair, where students have the possibility to inform themselves about all their exchange possibilities.

For more information please read the Study Abroad Guide and have a look at the wide range of partners ((Link auf Partnerseite))

Download: 7_Study Abroad Guide

Faculty and staff have the opportunity to undertake staff training or lecturing at a university or business in an Erasmus Programme country. The goal of such stays is to gain insight into the partner institution, whilst developing oneself professionally. The exchange should also serve to deepen the cooperation between the two universities. Grants are provided through the Swiss European Mobility Programme. Please contact the International Office for further information.

Download: 13_Lecturermobility_FACTSHEET

Download: 14_Staffmobility_FACTSHEET

YEEP International School

The Young Entrepreneur Exchange Project (YEEP) believes that entrepreneurship is an indispensable principle, developing self-determined individuals and fostering a dynamic economy and social development. Increasing entrepreneurial thinking, capability-building and intercultural learning is one of the main goals.

The BFH Business School is once again co-hosting the YEEP with Parul University, Gujarat India. It is open to all BFH Business School partner university students as well as BFH students. Together with students from Parul University, you will work on an innovative business venture in a vibrant multicultural environment, developing your intercultural competence and enjoying a once in a lifetime experience.

The YEEP International Summer School costs €350, this fee includes:

  • Tuition and coaching
  • Expert speakers on various themes on Indian culture 
  • Industry visits
  • Cultural excursions in Gujarat State
  • Coffee and lunches on Campus and 3 dinners at Multi-Cuisine Indian Restaurants
  • Shuttle service – from recommended hotels to campus

Module Credits: 3 ECTS

CGC Points: 15

Questions? Send an email to international.business@bfh.ch

Download: YEEP_Practical_Guide

Download: Module_Description_YEEP_Summer_School_2019

YEEP aims at providing students with hands on experience in the development of new businesses or entrepreneurial ventures in an emerging economy. The second main focus is providing them with the opportunity to work together with team members from distinctly different cultures.

The programme will focus on the following:  

  • Purpose, content, and key success factors of a business concept / business plan
  • Process of business concept development / business plan writing from the perspective of an entrepreneur
  • Alignment of a business concept / business plan to the typical expectations of investors
  • Application of the relevant methods of strategic management and business modeling
  • Understanding how the social, cultural, academic, business environment and market conditions can differ in other parts of the world
  • Establishing relationships across cultural borders in face-to-face interactions
  • Developing strategies in order to function successfully in challenging and unusual environments
  • Reflecting on one's intercultural competency and learning how to adjust appropriately to new situations and tasks Please consult the full module description as to assessment criteria.

Download: Programme_YEEP_ISS2019

 

YEEP is open to all BFH Business School partner university students as well as BFH students who have completed their assessment level.


Please register here for YEEP Summer School 2019

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