18 months
1740 EUR/year
1380 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s program in Mathematics at the University of Bern includes lectures on advanced topics, seminars and writing the Master's thesis. This thesis is a first step towards independent scientific research.


The Master’s program in Mathematics at the University of Bern usually follows a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and gives the students an overview of the most important fields of mathematics; it typically takes three semesters.  

After obtaining the MSc in Mathematics it is possible to begin a PhD in Mathematics.


After completing the Master’s program it is possible to continue your studies by applying to a PhD program.

Many of our graduates are employed in banks, insurance companies and federal agencies.

Others work in IT companies or as teachers. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has also employed many of our graduates.

Programme Structure

  • The Master's degree in Mathematics (as Major) is worth 90 ECTS points. It consists of a Master module of 60 ECTS points and a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS points.
  • The standard study period for the Master's program is 3 semesters (full time). The courses of the Master's program in Mathematics are taught in English.
  • The Master Minor in Mathematics is a module consisting of courses worth 30 ECTS points.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university with a major in the branch of studies Mathematics
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized university, provided at least 60 ECTS credits were earned in Mathematics and the master's degree program can be successfully completed with a maximum additional 60 ECTS credits (admission requirements which must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program). The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1740 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
  • Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.

Living costs for Bern

1655 - 2130 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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