Translational Nephrology

General Information

Target audience

Graduates from natural and/or medical science interested in focusing on basic/clinical renal research will be trained and educated in several aspects of kidney research.

Admission requirements

A master degree or equivalent in natural/medical science is required. The courses are limited to a maximum of 25 persons.

Language and Location

The course language is English. The University of Bern is the site for all courses with presence (kick-off meetings, face-to-face session and audits).


The fee for the CAS study programme is CHF 3’000,- (2’500,- CHF for 5 modules and 500,- CHF for final exam and certificate). Single modules can be booked for a fee of CHF 500,-

The DAS study programme will cost 4’000.- CHF.

The NCCR Kidney.CH is granting a limited number of fellowships. Additionally, for participants domiciled outside Switzerland a few travel grants are available and can be applied for. Interested persons should write to:

Endorsement of the programme

This programme is endorsed by the Swiss Society of Nephrology