Visiting students can be admitted if they have successfully completed at least one year at a university recognized by the University of Basel.
Admission is limited to the previous subject area and degree level, and to a maximum of three semesters. Visiting students are required to pay the same tuition fees as regular students and can earn credit points. However, they are not eligible to earn academic degrees at the University of Basel. Visiting students must be registered at both the University of Basel and their home university throughout their time as a visiting student.
According to section 14 of the student regulations dated 13 November 2019 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.