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Late applications for master's studies with a recognised degree from a Swiss university, university of applied sciences or university of teacher education

The application deadline for the fall semester 2024 elapsed on 30 April 2024. Late applications to master’s degree programs (except for clinical medicine, dental medicine, and nursing) are possible for holders of a recognized bachelor’s level degree from a Swiss higher education institution only (university, university of applied sciences, university of teacher education) until 31 July 2024, provided a corresponding request is submitted by the deadline with the required documents/information. If the required documentation is incomplete or requires in-depth checks and clarification, the request for late application will be rejected. In this case, the applicant is free to apply for a subsequent semester in accordance with the proper deadlines. If the request is approved, the online application must then be submitted with all the required documents by the deadline provided. An additional fee of CHF 150 is payable for late applications. There is no entitlement to the processing of a late application, nor can the right to admission be derived from the processing of a late application.

The request must include the following information:

  • Detailed information on previous studies at higher education institutions
  • Exact details on bachelor's degree including final grade/mark and date of completion
  • Exact details on the desired master's program
  • 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:

  1. Degree programs
    You should know the exact master program and, in the case of master studies at the Faculty of Humanities, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Language requirements
    The main languages of instruction are German and English.
    Any specific language requirements are described in the faculty-specific study regulations.
  4. 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.
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