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Bachelor’s Studies in Sport, Exercise and Health with Foreign Educational Qualifications

Before you begin the application, please note the following:

  • 1. Degree programs

    Bachelor’s studies in sport, exercise and health consists of the degree program sport, exercise and health: prevention and health promotion, or is divided into the subject of sport, exercise and health: sports science along with one extra-faculty subject.

    A list of possible extra-faculty subjects can be found in the bachelor’s studies information sheet for sport, exercise and health: extra-faculty subjects.

    For questions relating to this degree program, contact the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health directly (email: studium-dsbg@unibas.ch, homepage dsbg.unibas.ch).

  • 2. Admission requirements

    Acceptance to a bachelor’s degree program requires a recognized secondary school leaving certificate or other equivalent degree from a higher education institution that is recognized by the University of Basel.

    Please refer to the admission regulations of the University of Basel  to find out which requirements your prior education qualifications must meet in order to make you eligible for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Basel.

  • 3. Restriction of admission / entrance examination

    The number of admissions for new students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sport, exercise and health is limited to 125 for the 2024/25 academic year.

    If it becomes necessary to limit the number of admissions based on the number of applications received by 15 February 2024, the athletic entrance examination will be held on 19 and 20 April 2024.

    No reexamination will be given. We will inform you promptly concerning how to proceed. Information on the content of the entrance examination can be found in the guidelines for the entrance examination on the website of the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health: https://dsbg.unibas.ch/de/studium/aufnahmepruefung/.

    The entrance examination is also mandatory when transferring from another university.


  • 4. Language requirements

    German is the primary language of instruction for bachelor’s degree programs.

    The corresponding language skills are prerequisites for the successful completion of a degree program. All language skills should be at a level of C1 or higher based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see Self-Assessment Grids) before the beginning of a degree program.

    Students are responsible for having attained the language skills required to successfully pursue their chosen degree program. Examination failures cannot be excused by insufficient language skills.

    The Language Center of the University of Basel helps students acquire language skills at the necessary level (sprachenzentrum.unibas.ch).

  • 5. Setting up a user account for the application portal

    Before you can submit an application, you need to set up a user account.

    Once you have logged in, you will receive an email from the Student Administration Office with an activation link. This allows you to access the portal. If you haven’t received an email, check your spam folder.

    Make sure that you provide an email address where you can be reached throughout the admission process. All information and documents from the university regarding your application will be sent to you via the application portal. Whenever this happens, a notification will be sent to your email address.

  • 6. Starting the application

    After you have set up a user account, you can apply to study at the university using an online form on the application portal.

    There are six steps in the application process. We recommend that you complete the individual sections in order, as they follow on from one another. You can log out at any time and resume work on the application later.

    The online form asks you to provide details of your educational qualifications (high school, higher education etc.) and personal information, and to upload the required documents.

    For details of the required documents, please consult the information sheet, which can be found on this page under Related Links and Downloads or at www.unibas.ch/documentsapplication.

    Submit your application even if you have not completed your Maturität or equivalent final high school/secondary school or university examinations by the application deadline or if you do not yet have all the required documents.

    Transcripts and certificates that you do not yet have can be submitted later. There are deadlines for submission of these documents, which you can also find on the information sheet.

  • 7. Certified translations

    If the original document is written in a language other than German, French, Italian or English, a certified translation into German or English must be uploaded with it.

    Please ensure that this meets the requirements set out in the University of Basel Rectorate's conditions for certified translations.

  • 8. Finishing the application

    An application is regarded as having been submitted only when it has been sent via the application portal and the associated application fee (CHF 100) has been paid.

    Please note that applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 15. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

    No further changes to the information supplied in the application can be made once it has been submitted. You will be sent an acknowledgement of submission.


  • 9. Payment of the application fee (online payment)

    An application fee of CHF 100 is due when you submit an application to study at the university. This fee can be paid online by card. The application cannot be submitted until the application fee has been paid. The application fee will not be refunded or credited to you.

    The following payment methods are available: Visa, Mastercard, DinersClub/Discover, UnionPay, JCB and, in Switzerland, Postfinance and TWINT

    You can also use a prepaid card as well as a traditional credit card. For further details, please consult the relevant information sheet.

    You will receive confirmation of payment as soon as the payment has been made. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check the status of your application and, if necessary, resubmit it.

  • 10. Submission of missing or rejected documents at a later date

    If your application is incomplete or the documents or information that you have submitted do not meet requirements, you will receive a written request on the application portal to submit further material, with deadlines.

  • 11. Studying with a disability or illness

    Studying with a disability or chronic illness often requires more planning. The Students Without Barriers (StoB) service point is here to help you with the organization of your studies.

    For an effective support, please contact the service point well ahead of time via phone +41 61 207 17 19 or email stob@unibas.ch.

    More information can be found under www.stob.unibas.ch.


No application is possible any more because the application deadline for the fall semester 2024 elapsed on 15 February 2024. Late applications are excluded.


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