LGBTIQ - diversity of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation

Bern University of Applied Sciences is committed to equal opportunities for LGBTIQ persons. We aim to create a safe and non-discriminatory learning and working environment for LGBTIQ students and employees.

What does LGBTIQ stand for?

LGBTIQ+ is an English acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer. You can find more information and explanations about definitions here.

Change of first names and form of address for trans persons

Are you a trans person currently applying for admission at BFH, or a BFH student or employee or a former BFH student or employee wishing to change your first name and form of address in our administrative systems and documents? You can find all the information you need here.

Transidentity

Transidentity refers to the state of a person who does not identify, or only partially, with the gender assigned at birth based on physical characteristics.

Change of first names and form of address

Trans students and BFH employees can request a change of first name and form of address in BFH’s central administrative systems, or can request a subsequent adjustment of their degree documents and certificates of employment.

Procedure

In order for BFH to change your first name and form of address, please fill in the form below and send it to the person in charge, who will examine your request and initiate the necessary adjustments.

You will find all further information on the factsheet.

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For students from continuing education

Universities of Bern Counselling Centre

The counselling centre of the Bernese universities is happy to support you within the framework of individual counselling - confidentially and free of charge. They are there to help you with your personal identity search, the challenges associated with it or even with discriminatory experiences.

LGBTIQ in language

Using gender-inclusive and gender-fair language leads to a more accurate description, represents all genders, counteracts discrimination and thus contributes to unambiguous wording.

You can find more information here.