Late applications for bachelor's studies with foreign educational qualifications
The application deadline for the fall semester 2023 elapsed on 30 April 2023. Late applications for bachelor's degree programs without admission restrictions are possible, on written request, until 31 July 2023 if the online application with all the required documents has been submitted by the deadline. If admission is dependent on further conditions (e.g. on the Complementary Examination of Swiss higher education institutions), late applications are not possible. In addition to the normal application fee of CHF 100, an additional fee of CHF 150 is payable for late applications. Submission of a late application does not entitle the applicant to admission.
The request must include the following information:
- Detailed information on the university qualification certificate from a secondary or Gymnasium-equivalent school (Abitur, Baccalauréat, high school diploma, etc.) used as the basis for applying for admission.
- List of the subjects completed during the last three years of school (upper years of secondary school or Gymnasium-equivalent)
- Exact details on the desired bachelor's program
- Information on previous studies at universities and higher education institutions
- Copy of official identification (passport or ID card)
- Brief explanation for the late application
- A telephone number to resolve any questions
You can submit the necessary request by going to
Please also note the following items:
- Degree programs
You should know which program and, in the case of a degree in the Faculty of Humanities, 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. Most bachelor's degree programs can only be started in the fall semester. The language of instruction in bachelor's degree programs is primarily German.
- 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. Please note the following items in particular:
a. Admission requirements by countries
b. General education -subject catalogue
- Language requirements
According to §14 of the student regulations dated from 28 September 2011 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. The language of instruction in bachelor's degree programs is primarily German. German is also the principal examination language, both in written and in oral examinations. To successfully pursue their chosen degree course, students are advised to have attained language skills at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see Self-Assessment Grids) before the beginning of their 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.