Summer School: Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity

Bern University of Applied Sciences runs a five-day Summer School, which is open to both BFH students and students from partner universities in other countries. The programme is equivalent to 2 ECTS credits (60 hours of study) and counts towards the BFH Certificate of Global Competence. The next Summer School will be held in Bern from 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Here you'll find the key information:


Summer School ‘Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity’


30 august–3 September 2021, 8.45 am–4.30 pm & evening programme on Monday (until 6 pm) and on Wednesday (open end).


Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern University of the Arts, Fellerstrasse, 3027 Bern


Development of transcultural sensibility, intercultural communication, theory of diversity and cultural dimensions.

Study language


Head of module

Pesche Eigenmann (BFH, Head International Relations Office)

Competency assessment

  • Preparatory exercise on cultural dimensions
  • Development and analysis of a ‘critical incident’


Students from all disciplines at BFH, BFH visiting students (autumn semester 2021), students from partner universities.

Priority is given to students who are taking the Certificate of Global Competence.


The International Relations Office supports the search for an affordable accommodation.

Course fees

The course is free for BFH students, visiting students attending BFH in the autumn semester 2021 and interested students from our partner universities.

More information

A detailed programme will be sent to participants at the beginning of July. Please direct queries to:

Module description

Summer School credit for BFH students

The credits for the Summer School to the respective degree programme as well as the course registration will be arranged via BFH Diagonal. (online by the end of April 2021)


  • Bachelor students can count 2 ECTS credits from the Summer School towards their degree programme through BFH Diagonal (with the exception of degree programmes in the Department of Health, where 2 additional ECTS credits can be earned).

Master's students and students from partner universities should speak directly to their own Head of Degree Programme.

Application deadline

 21 June 2021

BFH Summer School Intercultural Communication and Diversity 2015

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