Master of Science in Nursing

Prospects – challenges – new paths

When pursuing their new career, future Master’s graduates will be faced with the challenge of balancing individual care needs, scientific findings from the field of nursing, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree programme is run jointly by the Universities of Applied Sciences of Bern, St. Gallen and Zurich. It was accredited by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs in 2012. All courses in this programme are in German. 

Admission fee (single payment) CHF 100.-
Fee for appraisal of aptitudeCHF 200.-
Tutition fee per semesterCHF 750.-
Examination fee per semesterCHF   80.-
Cost of materialCHF   20.-
Software SPSS Statistics per year approx.CHF 100.-

Additional charges include fees for study materials (photocopies, internet access) and the issuing of certificates. The costs for books and software are between CHF 600.- and 800.-.

Notebook required

It is assumed that students have their own computer (ideally a notebook) with good internet access. The Bern University of Applied Sciences helps students needing to purchase a notebook computer.


The Bern University of Applied Sciences is an officially recognised institution, meaning that eligible students may be eligible to receive a scholarship. You can find out more about applying for a scholarship from your cantonal education department.

There is further information about scholarships on the BFH website:
BFH Fees and Financing study