Central Asian studies

Are you fascinated by the Dalai Lama who has been peacefully resisting the Chinese occupation of Tibet for decades? Do you want to learn more about the history and culture of Tibetans? Or are you more interested Mongolia, the only functioning democracy in Central Asia? Perhaps you would like to learn Tibetan or Mongolian in order to better understand these cultures? If these things interest you, come to Bern and study Central Asian studies. This subject, which in Switzerland is only offered in Bern, offers the opportunity to learn about Tibetan and Mongolian cultures with their rich history, as well as current challenges.


In the Bachelor’s course, Central Asian Studies can only be studied as a minor:  

At Master’s level, it can be studied as a major or a minor: