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University of Basel

Master’s Degree in Nursing Science

Before you begin the online application, please note the following:

  1. Degree programs
    Since fall semester of 2014, the University of Basel has been offering a master’s degree in nursing science comprised of 180 credit points that usually takes six semesters to complete. The fast-track bachelor’s degree in nursing science offered in the past is no longer available. For questions concerning the master’s degree in nursing science or the application process, please contact the academic advisor directly (Ms. Katharina Fierz, Institute of Nursing Science, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Phone +41(0)61 267 04 31, Fax +41(0)61 267 09 55, email studienberatung-nursing@unibas.ch, website nursing.unibas.ch, meeting by appointment: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
     
  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. The test is partly given in English.
     
  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 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).
     
  5. Application process
    After completing the online application, you will be prompted to print out the application for admission to master 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. Applications received after February 15 will not be accepted. 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. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     

Online Application

Applications for the fall semester 2018 are possible from 15 December 2017 (application deadline: 15 February 2018).

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