University of Bern is currently accepting applications from  motivated bachelor graduates for its 2014 Masters degrees program. Applicants must be Foreigners(non-swiss citizens) with outstanding grades and excellent knowledge of the language of instruction. This grant is not applicable to masters’ in Biomedical science and Master of international Law & Economics


  • Monthly Stipend of CHF 1,600
  • Exemption from tuition fees’
  • Exemption from one-off application fees


  • Permanent domicile outside of Switzerland at the time of applying,
  • Bachelor degree from a non-Swiss university outside Switzerland,
  • The discipline of the completed Bachelor studies and of the intended Master studies must be same
  • Predicted completion of the Bachelor studies at the latest by 30 July 2015,
  • The Bachelor degree conferred in the last five (5) years.

How to apply

The following documents are required for a completed application

  • The completed application with one photo, (Applications can be completed in English, German, French or Italian)
  • A copy of the student’s passport or ID,
  • A Curriculum Vitae (typed in font size 12 on one sheet of A4 or US letter-size paper),
  • A letter of motivation in the same language as the Master programme (typed in font size 12 on one sheet of A4 or US letter-size paper),
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors of the university which conferred the Bachelor degree (typed on the institution’s letterheaded paper),
  • Translation documents issued by the authorised services if initial certificates were issued in another language than English, German, French or Italian
  • Language proficiency certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS for non-native English speakers (Language requirements: Master degree courses), otherwise letter to prove that the instruction and examination language of the Bachelor degree programme was English.
  • Bachelor degree certificate or a confirmation that the current academic performance indicates estimated completion of the Bachelor programme by 30 July 2015. This document should not be older than THREE (3) months,
  • Transcripts of all university courses completed,
  • An entrance certificate to the university or school-leaving certificate,
  • GRE test result (for Biomedical Engineering only)

Application should be submitted by post or courier to the following address:

International Office
University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern, Switzerland

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