Application form for students

Application and Registration

Please note that the Early Bird discount is only valid if you completed your application process before 19 April 2020.
The deadline for submitting completed applications is the 15 May 2020.
You will be notified in early June 2020 if your application was successful.
Your registration is completed and valid only once payment has been received.


Early Bird fee: 500 CHF
Regular fee: 550 CHF
Included in the price: Fee for course and course material, scientific excursion. The price does not include meals, accommodation or insurance.

Cancellation Policy

The following deadlines and penalties apply to individuals who have applied and have been accepted to the program, but who subsequently withdraw:

  • Cancellations up until 26 July 2020: The University of Bern will refund the fee paid less the sum of 100 Swiss francs to cover administration and banking fees.
  • Cancellations after 26 July 2020: There will be no refund.

Selection Criteria

The number of participants is limited to 35. We aim to have a lively, international and interdisciplinary group of participants with a balanced number of students of both genders from different disciplines and different countries.

Terms and Conditions

Here you can find the terms and conditions.

Non-Flight Travel Grants

Participants not living in Switzerland can apply for a travel grant. Condition: You travel to Bern by public transport (train, bus, ship) without using air travel.
Depending on the country of origin, a maximum of the amount indicated in the list below can be reimbursed. Participants will receive the money after they have arrived in Bern and handed in copies of their tickets. Bursaries are granted on a first come, first serve basis. If your country of origin is not listed, please contact:

List of countries and grants
Participants traveling to Bern by airplane are encouraged to compensate for their CO2 emissions.