Bern University of Applied Sciences

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) is a leading, internationally renowned Swiss university of applied sciences that attracts students from across the world. BFH is a university with regional roots but strong national and international connections, offering the perfect environment for students to realise their full potential.

BFH is situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps and offers courses in French, German and English. With just 7000 students, BFH offers a family atmosphere as well as practice-oriented links to industry, public institutions, culture and administration.

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with BFH allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:

  • Business and Law – all Business and Management courses, Marketing, Accounting and Finance

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at BFH.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel Bern Airport has limited flights to the UK, therefore students may want to consider flights to other Swiss cities including Zurich, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg or Geneva and make the onward journey by train.
  • Accommodation – Exchange students seeking accommodation for a short period of time can visit the Bern University of Applied Sciences webpage for more information.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Swiss immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. British citizens cannot use the European or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) in Switzerland.


Living costs in Switzerland are higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Switzerland: