Courses at Bern University of Applied Sciences are generally taught in German. In many of our degree programmes, lectures are also held in French and/or English. To be admitted to the university and benefit from your studies in Switzerland, you must be proficient in the study language.
Bern University of Applied Sciences offers German courses for its international students in collaboration with the University of Bern. These German courses, which begin at level A1, are run by the German as a Foreign Language unit (DaF).
Your language level will be assessed when you register for a course with DaF.
We also recommend that exchange students take the integration course shortly before the semester starts. The courses cost between CHF 200 and 400. BFH will meet the course costs for Erasmus/SEMP students. Interested students should contact their BFH department’s International Office for details.
Bern University of Applied Sciences occasionally offers further courses in German and other languages. Contact your BFH department’s International Office to find out more about courses run by BFH or other institutions.
Erasmus/SEMP students can apply to their BFH department’s International Office for part-payment of the course costs before commencing a language course. If the application is approved, up to 80% of the course costs (max. CHF 1,500) will be reimbursed.
The study languages at BFH are German and French. Some individual (master’s) degree programmes are taught in English.