To be admitted onto a bachelor's degree programme, you have to fulfil the following requirements:
You have basic training in a profession related to your desired degree discipline and a federally recognised vocational baccalaureate. You can find a list of related professions on the ‘Admission and Application’ page for your chosen department or in the regulations.
You have a specialised baccalaureate in a professional field relevant to the degree discipline. In Health Professions, Social Work, Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences and some of the arts, a specialised baccalaureate (supported, if necessary, by sufficient practical experience) is usually enough for direct entry. For all other programmes, please contact the programme head.
You have a federally recognised baccalaureate. You can be admitted onto a bachelor’s degree programme if you can demonstrate one year’s professional experience in a field related to your desired degree discipline (exception: for the Department of Health Professions, you need only complete a two-month work placement before the start of your course). Some programmes at Bern University of the Arts have no work experience requirement.
Equivalent educational background
You have a recognised qualification equivalent to a baccalaureate plus experience or have taken an entrance examination that fulfils the requirements of a vocational baccalaureate.
Higher vocational training
You have a tertiary level education from an institution other than a university. Provided that you demonstrate the required knowledge and fulfil the requirements for the programme, you may be admitted onto the bachelor’s degree programme.
The work experience requirements are generally based on the academic requirements (see above). Depending on the programme, other specific conditions may also apply. You can find more information about these on the Admission and Application pages for each programme or department.
The study languages at BFH are German and French. Some individual (master’s) degree programmes are taught in English.
Applying from abroad
Do you have an overseas degree? If so, you have to submit different documents and provide proof of language proficiency. Please contact the appropriate programme head in plenty of time to find out more about the process and required documentation.
If you don't fulfil the required conditions, in exceptional cases, you may be able to apply ‘sur dossier’. This decision is made by the programme head.