Master studies (except Medicine and Nursing Science)
Before you begin the online application, please note the following:
- Degree programs
You should know the exact master studies program and, in the case of master studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the master subjects you want to apply for. The master 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.
- Admission requirements
The general requirements for admission to studies are defined in the student regulations of the University of Basel as well as in the admission regulations of the University of Basel issued by the Rectorate. The specific admission requirements for the various master's degree programs are explained in the master studies regulations issued by the respective faculty. These can be found here: degree programs.
- Language requirements
The main languages of instruction are German and English.
Any specific language requirements are described in the faculty-specific study regulations.
- 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. For details on the required documents and formal requirements (officially authenticated documents and 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 university 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. For documents issued by the University of Basel, copies are sufficient.
- 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
No online application is possible any more because the application deadline for the fall semester 2017 has elapsed on 30 April 2017. [late application with degrees from Swiss higher education institutions only]