Information for refugees
Refugees who are interested in studying at the University of Basel or who would like to gain an insight into student life at the University should contact the Student Administration Office or the Open Auditorium Project (Projekt Offener Hörsaal) at an early stage.
Important notice on the subject of Ukraine
Current information for students affected by the war in Ukraine can be found at: https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/Ukraine.html
Studying at the University of Basel
The usual application deadlines and admissions requirements apply to refugees who would like to complete a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate at the University of Basel
Read the full information about application and admission.
Open Auditorium – trial semester(s) for refugees
The Open Auditorium program (visit website Offener Hörsaal) is aimed at asylum seekers and refugees with an academic background or an interest in studying who are resident in the Basel region (principally the Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Baselland, Solothurn and Aargau).
The program offers people the opportunity to attend courses at the University and get an insight into student life for a maximum of two semesters. A weekly language course is also available that can be attended alongside classes and is designed to prepare participants for studies at the University of Basel.
The aim is to give asylum seekers and refugees a better idea of the content and requirements of degree programs in Switzerland to better prepare them for a potential application to study.
Participation in the program is free of charge. Reimbursement of travel costs must be decided on an individual basis.
To register, please contact the association board: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trial semester for refugees
The main features of the lecture course for refugees are as follows:
- Course attendance and a weekly language course free of charge.
- Individual support from experienced students (buddy system)..
- Exchange with students and other refugees at the University of Basel.
Program participants cannot take exams, earn credit points or obtain a degree. They will only be granted the status of “course auditor” (no student ID). Participation does not automatically make access to a regular study program more easy.
Furthermore, it is not possible to attend courses at the Faculty of Medicine as part of the trial program.
Terms and conditions for participation in the program
Residence in the Basel region, good knowledge of the language of instruction (B1 level in German and/or B2 level in English), secondary or high school leaving certificate that qualifies a person for university studies