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.
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- History of Eastern Europe
- East European Politics
- East European Cultures
- Social Anthropology of Eastern Europe
- 24 months
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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.
DisciplinesLanguages European Studies Political Science View 4 other Masters in European Studies in Switzerland
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Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in one of the following branches of studies:
- Slavonic languages and literatures
- Political Science*
- Social and Cultural Anthropology
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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.
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