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University of Basel

Admission

The admission to a degree program at the University of Basel is granted in accordance with the admission regulations of the rectorate and the regulations and rules of the university.

Important information

These articles are translations from the German orginial. They are provided for information purposes only and have no legal force.

The admission regulations for the upcoming academic year are issued in December by the rectorate, in accordance with interuniversity and international guidelines.

You can find an overview of the admission regulations for the academic year 2017/2018 (fall semester 2017 and spring semester 2018), divided into the following categories:

Special requirements for the access of non-Swiss students to clinical and dental medicine programs

Additional requirements for the access of non-Swiss students apply for the bachelor’s degree program in medicine and the master’s degree programs in clinical and dental medicine. These have to be fulfilled in addition to the general requirements:
Special requirements for the access of non-Swiss students to clinical and dental medicine programs


Application deadlines

In accordance with section 21 of the student regulations dated 28 September 2011 the admission process can only begin after the application has been sent in in written form and been received at the university prior to the corresponding deadline. It is not allowed to apply for more than one degree course simultaneously. The following deadlines apply:
Application deadlines
Application


General provisions

The student regulations of the University of Basel adopted on 28 September 2011 decree upon other terms the following provisions:

Nonadmission in the case of an exclusion

In the case of a final exclusion from a degree program or subject at a Swiss or foreign higher education institution or after the successful completion of the degree program or subject, the admission to a comparable degree program or subject will be denied.
In addition to this, the rectorate has decided that in the case of a final exclusion for disciplinary reasons from a higher education institution in Switzerland or in a signatory state of the Lisbon Recognition Convention, admission as a rule will be denied (bachelor/master/doctorate).

Nonadmission in case of a criminal act

In addition to sections 13 and 21 of the student regulations dated 28 September 2011 of the University of Basel the following regulations apply:

  • Persons sentenced for serious crimes, which adversely affect or endanger the interests of the University, will usually not be admitted to study. A lodging of an appeal against such a judgement with a higher court does not preclude the refusal of admission.
  • The admission/matriculation at the University of Basel is impossible if documents handed in with the application are under strong suspicion of having been forged.

Simultaneous enrolment at more than one higher education institution

The simultaneous enrolment at more than one Swiss higher education institution is dependent on the approval of the rectorate.

Language skills

According to section 14 of the student regulations dated 28 September 2011 the two principal languages of instruction at the University of Basel are German and English. The corresponding language skills are prerequisites for the successful completion of a degree program.


Recognized higher education institution

A foreign higher education institution is recognized by the University of Basel if Foreign higher education institutions.


Conversion of the final grade / the grade average of degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions into the Swiss grading system

The conversion of the final grade / the grade average of degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions into the Swiss grading system follows the subsequent formula.

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