Bernese students: Information about your application



Dear prospective students,

Thank you for your interest in the SEMP (Erasmus) programme. Of course, the Institute of History of the University of Bern welcomes the fact that as many students as possible acquire additional knowledge and interesting experiences by studying abroad. I would therefore like to encourage you to make use of the SEMP (Erasmus) programme.


The prerequisite for registering for a SEMP (Erasmus) stay is the completion of the preparatory phase of the BA programme (propädeutischen Phase). This means that all the achievements provided for in the curriculum models (see Annex 1 of the curriculum) for the 1st and 2nd semesters must have been completed. Language skills that you need for your guest studies vary from university to university. Candidates should inquire directly with the partner universities about any language certificates that may be required. Language courses for languages that are not taught at Gymnasium can be partly subsidised by International Relations. Please contact Flavio Caluori of the International Office for further information.


As a participant in the mobility programme, you remain enrolled at the University of Bern during your stay abroad (min. 3, max. 12 months) and must still pay the full tuition fees. You are exempt from tuition fees at the host university. The receipt of an SEMP (Erasmus) study place is directly linked to the scholarship. Cantonal scholarships are also paid during your stay abroad.


If you would like to apply for a stay abroad, proceed as follows:

  1.  Register by the 1 February at the latest for a stay abroad in the following autumn semester and/or spring semester. You can register via Mobility-Online [Link]. There you will also find an overview of our partner institutes.
    The registration deadline for the subject of History is 1 February (other subjects 1 March) for the following autumn semester and/or spring semester.
  2. Submit the signed application form, which you can download from Mobility-Online, together with a letter of motivation (1 to 2 sides A4) and, if applicable, a copy of your BA/MA programme transcript, to the subject coordinator - Prof. Christian Windler - by 1 February at the latest. Study places will be allocated on the basis of academic achievements and interests and, if applicable, an interview.
  3. Then compile the study programme at the host university, complete the Learning Agreement for the recognition of academic achievements and have it signed by the subject coordinator (download the personalised Learning Agreement form from Mobility-Online).

Attendance Certificate

Once you have completed your stay abroad, you can have your academic achievements at the host university approved by the subject coordinator. Please register for an appointment in the office of Prof. Christian Windler (room B010).

For administrative information, please contact Christine Düllmann, room B012 (present on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).