Incoming Students

Located in the heart of Switzerland, the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) is a particularly attractive place for foreign students. It is unique in Switzerland not only for some of its Bachelor and Master courses, but also for the opportunity of multilingual study courses.

Are you studying at a foreign university and interested in taking a semester at the Bern University of Applied Sciences? Foreign students can apply to take one or two visiting semesters at BUAS. The BUAS International Relations Office and the international contact person of the various departments and sections are pleased to provide you with advice and support.

BUAS welcomes its exchange students!

BUAS has extensive international links and maintains a close relation with foreign partner universities within and outside Europe. Student exchange agreements allow students from both partner institutions to acquire valuable experience in an exchange semester. Within Europe, student exchanges take place in the context of the ERASMUS mobility programme.


BUAS receives and supports foreign students both in regards to their studies and in terms of providing traineeships. We are increasingly interested in providing places in our research departments for research students from partner institutions in Switzerland and abroad.