Bachelor's studies with foreign educational qualifications
Before you begin the online application, please note the following:
- Degree programs
You should know which program and, in the case of a degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which subjects you want to apply for. The bachelor's studies information sheet: degree programs offered by the various faculties is provided for this purpose. You can also find information by visiting degree programs or the websites of the specific faculties. German is the primary language of instruction for bachelor's degree programs.
- Admission requirements
Acceptance to the bachelor's course of studies 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.
- 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 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/self_assessment_grids_EN.asp) 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).
- Application process
After completing the online application, you will be prompted to print out the application for admission to bachelor studies. A PDF of this form will also be sent to your email address.
Important: Your application is only valid once it has been signed and submitted by the required deadline (date of the postmark) along with the required documents. For details on the required documents and formal requirements (officially authenticated copies and recognized translations), refer to the checklist included when you print out the application for admission or the information sheet which you can find under Related Links and Downloads. Please submit your application even if you have not yet taken your school-leaving or university degree examinations by the application deadline or if you are not yet in possession of all necessary supporting documents.
After receiving your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by email and by conventional mail along with a deposit slip for your CHF 100 application fee. Your application can only be fully processed once this application fee has been paid and all of the required documents have been received.
- Officially authenticated copies and recognized translations
Documents are to be submitted as officially authenticated copies and if required with a recognized translation. Please observe the mandatory University of Basel Rectorate's conditions for officially authenticated copies and recognized translations.
- 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 email@example.com. More information can be found under www.stob.unibas.ch