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University of Bern

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 166
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 105

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • Students must have a work permit in order to undertake paid work in Switzerland.
  • The Erasmus Student Network can provide some useful tips on finding a job.
  • Part-time jobs are rare, and foreign students are allowed to work for a maximum of 15 hours a week.

Disability support

  • The Student Information Services are available to answer all questions about studying with a disability.

Students' Union

  • The StudentInnenschaft der Universität6 Bern (SUB) helps students cope and enjoy studying and everyday life at the university

History

  • The University of Bern is located in the heart of the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834.
  • The roots of the university go back to the 16th-century, when, as a consequence of the Reformation, a collegiate school was needed to train new pastors.
  • The government of Bern transformed the existing theological college into an academy with four faculties in 1805, meaning it was also possible to study medicine and law.

Address

University of Bern, International Office, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Switzerland