• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Basel

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (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
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    Contact people for outgoing students:


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

    Forms will be send to nominated students by the coordinator.

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

    No difference

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    January 2019

  • 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)

    There are no undergraduate programs taught uniquely in English, but many have some courses in English. Selection varies in the different areas.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


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

    All but specialized Master programs (Toxicology, Urban critcisms, Sustainable development, molecular biology and a few others).

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes, but only in some faculties

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


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

    Medicine and specialized Master programs.

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Medicine, Sports Science, Nursing, specialized Master programs like toxicology etc., restrictions in biology.

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    We do not have minimum or maximum credits, depends on the students’ needs and the home institutions.

    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

    At least level B2 of 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?

    Students need to check the prerequisites for any given course in the online course catalogue.

    The international office or the faculty advisors can assist students select courses.

    Additional Notes


    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1/Fall: 30 April
    Semester 2/Spring: 31 October

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1/Fall: 16 September 2019 - 20 December 2019

    Semester 2/Spring: 17 February 2020 - 29 May 2020

    Examination period(s)

    Depends on Faculties, during lecture period or in January/February and in June/July

    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).

    Rules about taking exams early depend on the departments and the instructors, no general rule.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Yes. One day in the first week of the lecture period and on individual basis.

    Course registration deadline

    After the fourth week of the lecture period

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    1400 - 1600


    525 - 700



    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.

    Yes, but exemption is not automatic, depending on the cantonal decision.

    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes. No guarantee.

    Housing options

    Student houses, housing agency, or free market

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Click here.

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

    Separate, online, and as early as possible.

    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

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019