The International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research invites highly motivated bachelor students (semester 4 to 6) from different disciplines to participate in
the course which is being held under the umbrella of Climate Change Research.

The Summer School focuses on the following topics: the physical climate system, climate economics and governance and knowledge transfer.

It comprises keynote lectures that are held by high-profile scientists; workshops to train and sharpen students’ disciplinary competence; and a simulation exercise of a multilateral
climate conference that will be run by the students themselves.

A field trip to the high altitude research station Jungfraujoch (3500 m a.s.l.) will provide insights into latest measurement technologies, as well as to the impacts of climate change.

Students will have the opportunity to experience one of Switzerland’s most spectacular places: the Aletsch – the largest Alpine Glacier.

Who may apply?

Bachelor students (national and international) in semesters 4-6 (must have completed their fourth semester by August 2018).

They must be at least 18 years of age, be enrolled in a natural sciences, economics, social sciences, law or related university degree program and possess a keen interest in the topic of climate change.

Level of English

Given the interactive nature of the International Bachelor Summer School, participants are expected to have at least B2 level English. However, we do not require a formal English language certificate.


Early bird registration (By April 20, 2018): 500 CHF (Around ₹34,000)
Regular registration (By May 18. 2018): 550 CHF (Around ₹37,000)

The registration fee includes course participation, the field trip to the Aletsch Glacier, an “icebreaker” and final drinks reception, supervision and materials.

Accommodation: 370 CHF (Around ₹25,000)


August 6-17, 2018


University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

How to apply

Apply online at this link.


Cancellations up until 29 July 2018: The University of Bern will refund the fee paid less the sum of 100 Swiss francs to cover administration and banking fees.
Cancellations after 29 July 2018: There will be no refund.

Selection Criteria

The number of participants is limited to 36. We aim to have a lively, international and interdisciplinary group of participants with a balanced number of students of both genders from all of the listed disciplines and from different countries.


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For questions concerning the content of the summer school course please contact:

For details, view this flyer and click here for official website.

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