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Eastern European Studies

University of Bern

24 months
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1740 EUR/year
1380 EUR/year
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About

Students in the Eastern European Studies program at the University of Bern learn about the specific political and social problems in East European societies, which are still in the midst of a transformation.

Overview

Key Features

The Universities of Bern and Fribourg have the highest degree of expertise and the most diverse knowledge in all of Switzerland when it comes to Eastern Europe. With the Swiss Library of Eastern Europe – the largest specialized academic library in Switzerland for East European history and contemporary East European studies – the two universities also have at their disposal one of Europe's biggest research libraries for East European studies. All of this expertise is linked together to create a unique knowledge base in the Master program in East European Studies at the University of Bern.

Students in the Eastern European Studies program at the University of Bern acquire knowledge and methodological skills in the following areas: Ethnic minority issues, the management of ethnic diversity, questions of political and social transformation, democratization processes and institutional transformation. Contemporary issues and topics are addressed in courses with a deep historical-cultural focus that places such issues in the corresponding context. Students learn at least one East European language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Eastern Europe 
  • East European Politics 
  • East European Cultures 
  • Social Anthropology of Eastern Europe 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 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.

Language

English, French, German

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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 university with a major in one of the following branches of studies: 

  •   Slavonic languages and literatures
  •   History 
  •   Political Science*
  •   Social and Cultural Anthropology 
Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in a different branch of studies, provided that the master's degree can be successfully completed with an additional maximum 60 ECTS credits. Additional attainments can either be admission requirements which must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program or admission requirements which must be fulfilled before admission to 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 24 months.
  • National

    1380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 24 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

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Funding

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