Master in Biomedical Engineering

A few words about our master's program

A specialized master's program like Biomedical Engineering has no bachelor course of studies as a precursor. Admission is granted to applicants coming from various fields of study. Students will apply their previously acquired knowledge and abilities to fully integrate the highly interdisciplinary subject matter.

While working on their master's theses, students have the choice to either participate in the development of medical devices, or to collaborate in a basic research project. The pursuit of a Ph.D. degree, e.g. in the context of a graduate program at the University of Bern, is possible in both cases. Graduates of the master's program can, therefore, choose freely whether they want to pursue a career in the medical engineering industry or the scientific community.

Career prospects in both industrial and academic environments are excellent. All participating institutions are highly networked with the medical engineering profession and the University Hospital Bern (Inselspital).

Good to know

You will find detailed information on the contents and organization of our study program in the section "Curriculum". In addition, the assignment of our courses to the modules can be found here:

Plan of studies (annex), fall semester 2021

Please note that it is recommended to apply to the Admissions Office as early as possible. International students who need a visa for Switzerland must apply within the regular application deadlines.

The program starts every year in the fall semester. Semester dates can be found here.

Enrollment, tuition, and exam fees for our Biomedical Engineering Master' Program follow the official regulations of the University of Bern. Currently, the following fees apply:

  • Tuition and enrollment fees (for further information check the respective page of the Admissions Office).
  • Graduation fee CHF 300: to be paid before graduation.

Note: tuition fees do not include costs for accomodation or meals. It is the students’ responsibility to find suitable housing. We, therefore, recommend that international students apply for a room in a student house as early as possible as the University of Bern cannot guarantee a room for every student.

All questions regarding the application process must be addressed to the Admissions Office.

If you have questions with regard to the suitability of your educational background or the content of our master’s program, contact the Study Coordination Office.

Information and recommendations for visa applications can be found on the pages of UniBE International.

Information events

Applicants of the BME master's program have the chance to attend several information events organized by the University of Bern and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Do not miss the opportunity to ask all your questions.

Living and studying in Switzerland

The international office provides a great deal of useful information, e.g. on scholarships, accomodation, health insure, etc. - not only for international students!

German and other language courses

The University of Bern offers German and other language courses for all levels of language competence. The courses offered by the language center are free for enrolled students.