Getting Started



Here we want to give you a quick overview on KSL and ILIAS if you are new to these systems. You should have recieved the necessary login credentials when you enrolled.


The CTS (Core Teaching System) is the University of Bern course catalog). It has the following main usages:

  • Detailed Course List
  • Registration for all courses and exams
  • Overview over your personal studies (ECTS, Grades, Programme)

A detailed manual can be found here (parts in german). For a quick start we suggest watching this video or asking a fellow student from Bern.


Ilias is the platform where you can find course materials, hand in homework, and find your personal schedule. When you register for a course in KSL you will automatically be added to the corresponding group in ILIAS. Note: Not all institutes use ILIAS. For example the Climate and Environmental Physics group publishes all of their course materials on their own website!