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World Trade Institute, University of Bern

The World Trade Institute is the leading interdisciplinary academic institution dedicated to teaching and research on international trade and investment regulation, economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

History

The institute was founded upon the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of the GATT and the advent of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. It was established in 1999 to train future practitioners and researchers from all over the world and to strengthen research capacities in areas that have an increasing impact on people's lives.

Education

The WTI offers a wide range of study options and degrees for graduates looking to further their knowledge of international trade law and economics. Degree options include: 

  • Master of Advanced Studies, 
  • LL.M., 
  • PhD, 
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS)
We also offer one-off à la carte courses, short programmes, and Winter and Summer Academies.

Research

Research is one of the three pillars of WTI's work. Our research projects evolve around three main thematic areas of trade, investment and sustainability.

Career

Upon graduation, you join a vibrant alumni network with over 600 members worldwide. Our alumni have launched highly successful careers in a number of different sectors:

  • International organisations including WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD, WIPO, UNEP, ITC, and regional development banks
  • National ministries of trade, investment, finance and foreign affairs
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
  • European Commission
  • Private sector including PwC, JP Morgan, Audi Forum Ingolstadt, Syngenta, Novartis, Japan Tobacco International
  • Leading law firms with a trade and investment practice, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  • Industry associations
  • Non-governmental organisations

PhD Programmes

World Trade Institute, University of Bern Scholarships

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Swiss Confederation
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1920 CHF
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Swiss Confederation
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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5000 USD
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25 Aug 2024
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3000 USD
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31 Dec 2025
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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1000 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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1350 EUR
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31 Oct 2024
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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Various benefits
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31 Dec 2024
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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55000 USD
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01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
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10000 USD
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01 Nov 2024
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5000 USD
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5000 USD
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01 Nov 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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Student services

The WTI Administration is comprised of 11 support staff. For example: IT support, Head of Administration, Librarian, Head of Communications, Programme Administrator, Outreach Associate 

Housing services

The World Trade Institute does not provide its own accommodation. The majority of students choose to book a room with the Bernese Student Lodging Association or find a room in a shared apartment.

We encourage you to start looking for accommodation well in advance. The number of rooms available at the student residences and the number of rooms/apartments for rent in the Bern region is very limited.

Detailed information and links to housing options are available on our website.

Library services

As part of the University Library Bern, the WTI Library provides an excellent collection of literature on international trade issues, online journals, trade-related law sources and databases. In addition, it houses a collection of reports and decisions by the European Court of Justice and a wide variety of WTO-related materials. 

Medical services

Swiss law mandates that you have health insurance during your stay in Switzerland. It is compulsory. 

We strongly recommend the health insurance provide Swisscare, specialised for students. Alternatively, you can find and compare different health insurances here at Comparis.

Campus life

The World Trade Institute occupies one building of the University of Bern, in Hallerstrasse 6. The building is right in the city of Bern, in the lively student neighbourhood of "Länggasse", and only a few minutes from the main train station and the UNESCO World Heritage-protected historical city centre.

Sports facilities

As part of the University of Bern, our students have full access to "UniSport": all sport facilities, courses and teams of the wider university in the city of Bern.

Student clubs

The WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) promotes cooperation and networking opportunities for the WTI’s more than 600 alumni and students from across 100 countries. There are events and activities in which alumni discuss their research and publications; participate in events and initiatives such as workshops, webinars and social gatherings; and share guidance.

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