Excellence Award Bern Geography Excellence Award The Institute of Geography awards a prize for best bachelor students since FS21. The “Bern Geography Excellence Award” rewards students that have an average grade of at least 5.5 at completion of their bachelor level. These students receive an award certificate by the Director during the Institute Assembly which takes place once a year in November or December. They also get a monetary price of up to 500 CHF to cover expenses linked to the attendance of an academic event taking place in Europe (conference, summer school, academic visit, workshop etc…). The money has to be claimed within one year after the award ceremony maximum and the eligibility of the event has to be determined prior making any expenses with the help of a mentor (any unit leader).