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Master’s Degree in Nursing Science

Before you begin the application, please note the following:

  • 1. Degree programs

    The University of Basel offers a Master’s degree in Nursing Science, which comprises 180 credit points and is normally to be completed over six semesters.

    For questions concerning the master’s degree in nursing science or the application process, please contact the academic advisor directly (Institute of Nursing Science, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, email studienberatung-nursing@unibas.ch, website nursing.unibas.ch, meeting by appointment).

  • 2. Admission requirements

    Admission to the master’s degree program in nursing science requires that you meet the University of Basel admission requirements.

    These are explained in the student regulations (§13 ff.), in the admission regulations as well as in the regulations for master’s degrees in nursing science (§3).

    Provisions concerning the selection process in the event of  restrictions of admission are described in the regulations on admission restrictions to master’s degrees in nursing science.

  • 3. ​​​​​​​Restriction of admission

    The admission numbers for master studies in nursing science are limited. If it becomes necessary to restrict the number of students allowed to study based on the applications received by February 15, a selection process will take place (regulations on admission restrictions to master’s degrees in nursing science).

    The selection process consists of a written test, which serves to evaluate applicants’ aptitude for studies in nursing science and is partly given in English.

    The test takes place on 7 June 2024.

  • 4. Language requirements

    The languages of instruction are German and English.

    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 appropriate 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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