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.
These articles are translations from the German original. They are provided for information purposes only and have no legal force.
You can find an overview of the admission regulations for the academic year 2020/2021 (fall semester 2020 and spring semester 2021), divided into the following categories:
Special requirements for the access of non-Swiss students to clinical and dental medicine programs (under revision)
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 (under revision). 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
In accordance with section 21 of the Student Regulations dated 13 November 2019, applicants commence the admission process once their application has been received by the corresponding deadline. Applicants may only apply to one degree program at a time. The following deadlines apply:
The Student Regulations of the University of Basel dated 13 November 2019 decree the following general provisions:
Non-admission (Student Regulations, section 13)
Applicants will be denied admission if they
- have been definitively excluded from a comparable degree program or degree subject at a Swiss or non-Swiss higher education institution or are no longer permitted to continue their studies in said institution, program or subject
- have successfully completed a comparable degree program or degree subject
- have been excluded from another higher education institution for disciplinary reasons
- have been sentenced for serious crimes that adversely affect or endanger the interests of the University
- have been found guilty of breach of trust or conduct that adversely affects or endangers the interests of the University.
Should proceedings be commenced or an appeal lodged with a higher court against such a judgement, processing of admission shall be suspended.
Non-admission due to falsified documents (Student Regulations, section 21)
Applicants will not be admitted to/matriculated at the University of Basel if there is good reason to believe that documents submitted with the application have been forged.
Simultaneous matriculation at multiple higher education institutions (Student Regulations, section 20)
Simultaneous matriculation at more than one Swiss higher education institution must be approved by the President’s Office.
Language skills (Student Regulations, section 14)
The principal languages of instruction are German and English. Corresponding language skills are required in order to study successfully.
Recognized higher education institution/ recognized higher education institution degree
A non-Swiss 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.