Study guide University of Bern

Start of studies


Despite successfully navigating through registration, taking on board a whole wealth of information, and perhaps getting to know your way around, you're still bound to have more questions.

We see it as our duty to support you in these early stages, when uncertainties are most likely to arise.

But don't worry – you don't have to know everything before the start of the semester! You'll be given a lot of information at the introductory event during the orientation day for first-year students and/or in the first regular classes in your institute. You should therefore try not to miss these. Your institute's academic student counselling service is also an important point of contact, particularly for timetable queries. However, it can also be helpful to talk to other students if you have any questions or uncertainties.

The introductory days 2024 are taking place from September 12 to 13. You do not need to sign up for this, and participation is voluntary, but recommended. You can find more information about the introductory days here.

In addition, you can visit us at the Counselling Centre Universities of Bern for a short counselling session during the first week of the semester without making an appointment. After the first week, you can book a one-on-one session with us free of charge.

More information (mainly in German)