Translational Nephrology

General Information

Target audience

Graduates in medicine or life sciences interested in strengthening their knowledge and understanding in renal pathophysiology and research.

Admission requirements

A master degree or equivalent in medicine or life sciences is required. The courses are limited to a maximum of 24 persons.

Language and location

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


The fee for the CAS study programme is CHF 3’000.- (CHF 2’500.- for 6 modules and CHF 500.- for final exam and certificate). Single modules can be booked for a fee of CHF 500.-

The DAS study programme costs CHF 4’000.- which include the CAS study programme and the final exam.

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