Engagement as a mentor in a transcultural context (BID0413)

The aim of this module is to train you as a mentor to competently support refugees who wish to study at a university of applied sciences. The transfer to other fields of action is also addressed.

You will learn to…

  • Communicate while taking into account the aspects of culture and diversity.

  • Assume the role of a mentor.

  • Develop autonomy and resilience.

  • Acquire basic knowledge on the issues of asylum and access to higher education.

  • You will also benefit from some coaching during the development of your practical project.


  • Degree/Certificate pass/failed
  • Duration Week 8–17
  • Schedule Saturdays: 25.02.23 + 29.04.23, each 9.00–16.30 (presence)
    Thursdays: 02./09./16./23./30.03.23, each 16.30–18.30 (synchronous, online)
    Plus: asynchronous inputs of approx. 10 working hours each, coaching appointments if required, independent group work
  • Application deadline Week 51–02 – online in IS-Academia
    Total places: 14 + 6 für Partnerschools
  • ECTS credits 3 ECTS credits
  • Costs optional:
    40 CHF for intercultural competence test
  • Teaching language Teaching: German, French and English
    Competency assessment: German, French or English
    Participants must be able to understand all three languages
  • Location Bern
  • School Business School
    Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Next session Spring semester