• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Universität Basel

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):


    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming students:

    Andrea Delpho
    International Office
    Student Exchange
    Petersplatz 1
    CH-4001 Basel
    +41 61 267 30 28
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Contact people for outgoing students:


    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Email attachment only

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    19 April 2017

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All subjects listed here except the restricted areas listed below.
    Faculties: Humanities, Sciences, Psychology, Theology, Business and Economics, Law

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    English Philology entirely, other areas at the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Business and Economics partly

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All except specialized Master programs (like epidemiology, molecular biology, sustainable development, toxicology etc.), courses at the Faculty of Medicine are also restricted.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes. With authorization of the instructor.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Medicine, Nursing Science, Sports Science, Biology, specialized Master programs (like epidemiology, molecular biology, sustainable development, toxicology etc.)

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Postgraduate MAS courses

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    No credit minimum. It is quite difficult for exchange student to receive more than 18-20 credits per term.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon Arrival

    Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?


    Language Requirements

    We recommend at least a level of B2 in the language of instruction.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?


    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Costs depend on the course layout. We reimburse each exchange student for one German language course.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Exchange coordinators and faculty coordinators can assist students with course registration.

    Additional Notes


    Last updated

    19 April 2017

  • Dates

    Application deadline for each term

    Fall Term: 30th April 2017
    Spring Term: 30th November 2017

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    18th September 2017 - 22nd December 2017
    26th February 2018 - 1st June 2018

    Examination period(s)

    Depends on the subject area and the faculties

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Individually at the Student Exchange Office

    Course registration deadline

    Four weeks into the lecture period.

    Last updated

    19 April 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    1200 - 1400


    400 - 600



    Course Materials


    Local Transportation


    Health Insurance



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)


    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    19 April 2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes. No guarantee.

    Housing options

    Click here.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Click here.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Separate, online

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    The University Hospital is just next door to the university.

    Are internships available?


    Are student jobs available/allowed?


    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    19 April 2017