Master Scholarships for International Students, University of Bern, Switzerland


The University of Bern offers top quality across the board: it enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, offers a delightful setting, and a campus environment intimately linked to the social, economic and political life of the city. The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students.

For further information about the Master’s programmes (to display the possibilities for the masters, please click here) offered at the university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”.

The grant consists of 1,600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master’s programme (standard period of study).

Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate’s potential and motivation.

Applicants must have graduated at the latest by the end of July 2012 with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the wished field of study

This Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be from a non-Swiss university
The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must have been outside of Switzerland

How to apply?
-Application form (can be downloaded here (.doc) and here (.pdf))

-Curriculum vitae (max. 5’000 characters without blanks)

-Letter of motivation with objectives

-2 letters of recommendation from professors of your current home university (with institutional letter paper and signature)

-Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German or English according to the language of instruction of the intended Master’s programme (German: C1; English: B2)
certified copies of the Bachelor’s Diploma and transcript of the grades obtained during the Bachelor’s studies

-or recent confirmation (not older than 3 months) by the home university that the Bachelor’s degree (in the same study field as the intended Master’s programme) will be completed by the end of July 2012 (with a list of grades obtained up to now)

-Copy of record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)

-2 passport photos

-Copy of passport

For the Master’s programme “Biomedical Engineering”: GRE General Test

To download the directives for the Officially Certified Documents, please click here.

The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master’s programme. The complete application package must be submitted in duplicate (1 original, 1 copy) by postal mail. It has to be arrived not later than December 1st, 2011 at the:

Universität Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern

In case of any further questions, please contact Alicia Fernandez via email to alicia.fernandez@int.unibe.ch


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