The Swiss European Mobility Exchange Program SEMP (formerly Erasmus) enables students to spend one or two semesters at a European partner university. The SEMP exchange program offers students the opportunity to improve foreign language skills, to make new contacts, and to discover a new environment. The Faculty of Law generally offers more than 100 student placements per year in various European countries. In addition, the SEMP program supports students with a stipend of approximately 1900 Swiss francs per semester during the exchange. The stipends granted for studies in Bern also apply for stays abroad.
For further information, contact:
Ms. Monika Scherler
University of Bern
Faculty of Law
Dean's Office, Room no. D034 (ground floor)
Walk-In Hours: Monday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., no appointment necessary
The Faculty of Law's Partnership Agreements
Students in the University of Bern Master in Law program may also apply to be nominated for an exchange semester at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York (U.S.A.), the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Illinois (U.S.A.), St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri (U.S.A.), the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law in Vancouver (Canada), and the National Law School of India University in Bangalore (India).
The University of Bern will nominate students for these exchanges during the academic year 2023-2024, but since the pandemic situation is still uncertain, partner universities may cancel their exchanges at short notice. University of Bern students who want to study abroad should have a back-up plan, contingency plans, and be prepared to be flexible.
The application deadline for mobility/exchange programs is February 1st for the following academic year (see also: Admission Requirements). The February 1st deadline applies for both fall semester and spring semester exchanges.