The BUA sites are in the heart of Switzerland - in the idyllic canton of Bern, in the towns Bern and Biel/Bienne. The HKB has no real campus and no student accommodation. Students have to organise accommodation independently.


You can find current offers for rooms and apartments, as well as information about different locations here.


Rental costs in Bern and its surroundings (non-binding guidelines)

  • Studio (1 room with integrated kitchen) or one-room apartment (with separate kitchen): around 450 - 850 CHF
  • Two-room apartment: around 900 - 1300 CHF
  • Three-room apartment: around 1300 - 1800 CHF
  • From four rooms: starting from about 2000 CHF


The rent consists of the rent and utility costs. You will find the two stated separately in most apartment listings. If it says utilities are included ("inkl. NK"), this includes things such as heating, water, TV, the housekeeper and other shared utility costs. Your landlord can give you more detailed information.