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University of Basel

Course Auditors

Selected lectures can be attended without matriculation.

Important notice on course registration for the spring semester 2022

Auditors will only be able to register for courses from the end of January 2022 once the rectorate has decided whether auditors will be able to take part in courses in the spring semester 2022 based on the then prevailing COVID-19 situation.

It is unclear whether the decision of the rectorate of 21 September 2021 will remain valid for the spring semester 2022. According to that decision, course auditors can register only for courses that take place online (distance learning) and not in class.


The course auditor scheme enables interested individuals to attend specific courses as shown in the course directory. The express permission of the lecturer is required to attend courses not labeled in this way.
Course auditors are not matriculated, do not take part in assessments, and cannot acquire credit points or academic degrees. At most, they receive confirmation of attendance (lecturer’s signature on course registration form). Any academic achievements are not credited.


Course auditors pay a fee of CHF 60 for each credit hour attended within a semester. If the total amount exceeds the regular tuition fee for students, a flat fee will be charged equivalent to the tuition fees.


Course auditors must register for courses at the latest four weeks after lectures begin. There are currently two registration options:
1. Online
Course auditors can register online using the following website: https://vv.unibas.ch/en. The individual steps are explained in a document.
2. Printed course auditor form
The printed course auditor form is available from the Student Administration Office.



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