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University of Basel

Facts & Figures

The university at a glance

  • Founded 1460
  • 7 Faculties
     
  • 12,852 students and doctoral students
  • of which 55 percent are women
  • 1759 first-year students in Fall semester 2016
  • 3047 international students
  • 21.5 Percentage of doctoral students
     
  • 387 Professors
  • 5700 Employees,
  • of whom 4300 are scientists
     
  • 753 Million annual budget (CHF)

(All data valid as of 2016)

Students

Faculty
Students
Percentage
Faculty

Faculty of Theology

Students

128

Percentage

1.0

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Students

1290

Percentage

10.0

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine

Students

2647

Percentage

20.6

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities

Students

3040

Percentage

23.7

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Students

3079

Percentage

24.0

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Students

1428

Percentage

11.1

Faculty

Faculty of Psychology

Students

949

Percentage

7.4

Faculty

Institute of Education Sciences

Students

89

Percentage

0.7

Faculty

Cross-faculty

Students

202

Percentage

1.6

Level of study

Level of study
Students
Percentage
Level of study

Bachelor's

Students

6601

Percentage

51.3

Level of study

Master's

Students

3494

Percentage

27.2

Level of study

Doctorate

Students

2757

Percentage

21.5

Origin

Origin
Students
Percentage
Origin

Basel-Stadt

Students

2289

Percentage

17.8

Origin

Basel-Landschaft

Students

2601

Percentage

20.3

Origin

Rest of Switzerland

Students

4915

Percentage

38.3

Origin

Other countries

Students

3047

Percentage

23.7

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