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University of Basel

Recognized higher education institution

A foreign higher education institution is recognized by the University of Basel

  • if its recognition is stated in an agreement, a contract or a binding arrangement with the Swiss Confederation or the University of Basel

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  • if it has been state-approved or accredited in the respective educational system and can award doctorates, meaning it has the right to offer academic doctorates and to confer the respective degree.

A higher education institution and its degrees are in general not recognized if they fail to fulfil either of the above criteria.

A degree is only recognized if at least 80% of the course achievements were obtained at a recognized higher education institution in an accredited degree program.

A degree that has been awarded from a distance learning course is recognized if all of the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • The degree has been awarded by a recognized higher education institution and at least 80% of the course achievements have been obtained at a recognized higher education institution.
     
  • The degree course is recognized/accredited by the official government agency in the respective education system.
     
  • The course achievements in the distance learning course are comparable with those from a course of study with compulsory attendance in the respective higher education system.
     
  • The degree achieved in the distance learning course allows admission to further studies at the next level, including to a course of study with compulsory attendance, in the respective higher education system.
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