Would you like to study, live or work in another country? Or would you like to take a semester at another Swiss university as a guest student? Mobility experiences are always unique and valuable. We enable you to complete exchange semesters and internships at home or abroad during your studies at the BFH.
Info for BFH students
How long can I stay?
You can stay abroad for one semester or one year. You will remain matriculated at BFH during this time. During your time abroad, you will attend the modules you have selected with our International Advisor. These modules will be selected for their compatibility with our curriculum.
Our study abroad programme hinges on the equivalence between the time you spend studying in another country and that spent in Switzerland. You will sit the same examinations as other students at the partner university. Your grades will then be converted into ECTS grades with credits (from A to E for modules you have passed; F and FX for unsatisfactory grades). We thus automatically recognise and record the grades you earn abroad. You will be required to repeat in Switzerland any courses that you have failed while abroad.
How are candidates selected?
Applications for study abroad are open until 1 March of any given year. The Committee for Mobility reviews applications at the start of the spring semester. The key criteria for selection are:
- your performance in the programme to date
- language: we give preference to students who wish to study in a country whose language is not their mother tongue.
At the end of the semester, after being selected for study abroad, you will be required to update the committee with your current grades. The committee’s decisions are final and not open to appeal.
When is study abroad permitted?
Study abroad options are available starting in the third semester. If your time abroad falls at the end of your studies, and you wish to write your bachelor’s thesis at our partner university, the Head of Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management must first approve your thesis topic. In addition, you will be required to write a report and defend of your thesis in Switzerland.
List of partner schools
We have established privileged connections to the following partner schools for our degree programme in industrial engineering and management:
Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia
For more information, please contact Maria Franco, International Advisor in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Info for exchange students
Are you interested in spending an exchange semester at the BFH? Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers an exciting culture mix, breathtaking landscapes and excellent career opportunities. We encourage students from partner universities to spend a semester at our university and take advantage of our modules taught 100% in English.
The recommended closing date for applications for prospect exchange students is April 15th for the autumn semester and October 15th for the spring semester. Please note an exchange is only possible from the 3rd semester onwards.
more information for exchange students
If you would like a personal discussion, please contact our International Advisor Maria Franco.