Frequently asked questions

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General view of the main building with lawn in the foreground in summer © University of Bern

What payment options do I have to support the UniBE Foundation?

1. on our donation page you can easily make a donation online. You can make a transfer by credit card, Paypal, Twint or postal account.

2. via online banking to the UniBE Foundation account or with a payment slip, which we will be happy to send you by post on request.

How is it ensured that my donation is used in a targeted manner?

The funding activities of the UniBE Foundation are aligned with the strategic thematic priorities of the University of Bern. Donations go entirely to selected projects and initiatives of the University of Bern.

Is it possible to donate in another currency?

When supporting via the donation form on this website, this is currently only possible in Swiss francs. However, there is an option to make a donation via online banking or payment slip and specify another currency.  

Will I receive information material on the supported project after my donation?

Yes. You will be informed at regular intervals about the project you support and will also receive the annual report.

Can I deduct my donation from my taxes?

Yes. The UniBE Foundation is tax-exempt and is subject to the foundation supervision of the Canton of Bern. Donations to tax-exempt institutions can be deducted from taxes in Switzerland within the framework of cantonal regulations.