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Late application for visiting students from Ukraine on master level (students with protection status S)

The application deadline for the fall semester 2024 elapsed on 30 April 2024. Ukrainian students with protection status S have the possibility to request a late application for visiting student status on master level by 31 July 2024.

The request must include the following information:

  • CV with exact information on your studies in Ukraine
  • Proof of protection status S (if already available) or else official confirmation that the protection status S was applied for
  • Proof of university matriculation in a related study program on master level at a Ukrainian university (accreditation level III or IV).
  • Exact details on the desired master's program
  • Copy of official identification (passport or ID card)
  • 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 which program and, in the case of a degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which subjects you want to apply for also when applying as a visiting student. That choice must be in a related program / related subjects to your previous studies in Ukraine. You can find information about our offer of degree programs and degree subjects on the master studies information sheet: degree programs offered by the various faculties and by visiting degree programs or the websites of the specific faculties.
  2. Admission requirements for visiting 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 master level at a Ukrainian university (accreditation level III or IV).

    Admission as a visiting student is generally restricted to three semesters.
    Visiting students essentially enjoy the same rights at the University of Basel as regular 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. In principle, it is possible to later be admitted to regular studies on request if the admission requirements are met (www.unibas.ch/admission).
    There is no visiting student status for programs with admission restrictions (bachelor programs Medicine as well as Sport, Exercise and Health, master programs Medicine, Dental Medicine and Nursing Science).
  3. Language requirements
    No evidence of language skills is required. However, we need to point out that German and English are the primary language of instruction for master's degree programs. 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). 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.
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