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Ukraine: Visiting doctoral students with protection status S

Before you begin the application, please note the following:

  • 1. Degree programs

    An overview of the doctoral studies offered by the various faculties can be found in the information sheet: Doctoral studies issued by the specific faculties.

    You can also find information by visiting doctoral subjects or the websites of the specific faculties.

  • 2. Admission requirements for visiting doctoral students

    The following admission conditions apply to the special visiting student status for students from Ukraine:

    • Proof of protection status S
    • Proof of university matriculation in a related study program on doctoral level at a Ukrainian university.
    • Confirmation of first supervisor of the University of Basel (see item 3)

    Admission as a visiting doctoral student is generally restricted to three semesters.

    Visiting doctoral students essentially enjoy the same rights at the University of Basel as regular doctoral students (i.e. attending courses, taking exams including earning credit points, receipt of a UNIcard and a university email address), but they are not eligible to earn academic degrees at the University of Basel.

    The application fee and the semester fees are waived for the duration of their stay as a visiting student.

    A later change to the regular doctorate is currently not provided.

  • 3. First supervisor

    Admission as a visiting doctoral student requires that a professor authorized to do so agrees to take on your supervision and confirms this in writing.

    The corresponding faculty can assist you in searching for a suitable supervisor.

    The relevant contacts can be found in the information sheet:  Doctoral studies issued by the specific faculties.

  • 4. 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 addres

  • 5. ​​​​​​​Starting the application

    After you have set up a user account, you can use an online form on the application portal to apply to a doctoral program.

    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 information sheet, which can be found on this page under Related Links and Downloads or at www.unibas.ch/documentsapplication.

  • 6. Translations

    Documents that are in Ukrainian should be accompanied by a translation into German or English.

    This does not have to be an official translation. If necessary, you can make the translation yourself. In this case, it will be checked by an internal University of Basel body.

  • 7. ​​​​​​​Finishing the application / payment of the application fee

    The University of Basel waives the application fee (CHF 100.-) for doctoral students applying as special visiting doctoral students from Ukraine. To benefit from this offer, you need to proceed as follows:

    • Complete the application (all checkmarks except for that concerning the payment must be green)
    • Send a request via the support form in the application portal with the keyword "Visiting Doctoral Student Ukraine"

    Your application will be completed by the Student Administration Office. You will then receive a confirmation of receipt.

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