Admission, costs and application


Admission to the MME postgraduate degree course is normally decided by the programme director based on written application documents and under consideration of the available study places. In exceptional cases, the Vice Dean of Education at the Medical Faculty of Bern decides together with the President of the MME executive board. The decision on admission to the degree course is generally made 6-8 weeks following application.

Number of participants

Between 16 and 24.

Applicants who are kept on hold for capacity reasons will receive priority admission for the following MME programme.


The two-year MME programme costs a flat rate of CHF 30'000 (approx. Euro 28’000 / exchange rate as of March 15, 2015). This sum covers the course fees including course material, thesis supervision and diploma fees, as well as the semester fees of the university for two years and a one-off fee for the Unicard. The tuition fees are paid in 2 instalments of CHF 15'000 (approx. Euro 14’000.-) (invoicing and credit management are through the University of Bern). Additionally, the participants pay costs of around CHF 500 (approx. Euro 460) for specific required reading. Individual travel and accommodation costs, in particular for the course conducted abroad, are at the participants’ own expense. Likewise, expenses for courses outside of the MME programme are also paid by the participants.

The MME Programme is funded from tuition fees and is organised with at least 16 participants.


Next course start: February 2018

Application: by 30th Novermber2017

Please address your application to:

Universität Bern

Master of Medical Education Programm

Sandra Trachsel, Dr. phil.-nat., MME

Bühlstrasse 26, Postfach 759

CH-3000 Bern 9

Admission is possible until the maximum number of participants of 24 has been reached. Applications must be made in writing. Please use the online application form or request an application form. Applications must include the following documents:

A  Reasons for your application

B  CV in tabular form

1.     Graduate, postgraduate and further education

2.     Employment activities

3.     Teaching activities to date

4.     Qualifications (diplomas, certificates)

5.     References from previous employment

6.     List of publications, projects etc.

7.     Two referees

C  Proof of good knowledge of English for applicants whose native language is not English.

Each application will be carefully examined and evaluated.



The application for the MME programme 2018-19 will start in April 2017. The application form will be published on this page.