Swiss universities have developed a method for simplifying student mobility in Switzerland. The mobility offices at all universities handle the administrative process and provide information to students. Mobility between Swiss universities is managed by the Student Exchange Office at the University of Basel.
Content and validity of the Swiss Mobility Program
The Swiss Mobility Program offers opportunities to spend one or two semesters at another Swiss university-level higher education institution without a great deal of administrative effort. You remain enrolled at the home university where you continue to pay your tuition fees. You do not pay any tuition fees at the host university. This eliminates the complex withdrawal and matriculation process.
The Bologna process arranges for the recognition of periods of study and coursework completed at guest universities as well as any restrictions. Questions concerning recognition of coursework should be resolved in detail ahead of time with the relevant office (Dean's Office, Examinations Office, etc.). An exchange is possible only after you have completed at least two semesters.
During an exchange semester, you are on leave from the University of Basel in administrative terms. In other words, you cannot register for courses or earn credit points at the University of Basel. If you want to attend courses both at the University of Basel and at another Swiss university, contact the student office at the respective university directly concerning any registration procedures. Be aware of the respective application deadlines of the respective university. The Student Exchange Office at the University of Basel is not involved in this process.
- For the fall semester: 15 April
- For the spring semester: 15 November