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University of Basel

Facts & Figures

The university at a glance

  • Founded 1460
  • 7 Faculties
     
  • 12,673 students and doctoral students
  • of which  55.7 percent are women
  • 1502 first-year students in Fall semester 2018
  • 3025 international students
  • 22.0 Percentage of doctoral students
     
  • 370 Professors
  • 6200 Employees,
  • of whom 4500 are scientists
  • 730 Million annual budget (CHF)

(All data valid as of 2018)

Students

Faculty
Students
Percentage
Faculty

Faculty of Theology

Students

119

Percentage

1.0

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Students

1213

Percentage

9.6

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine

Students

2822

Percentage

22.3

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities

Students

2952

Percentage

23.3

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Students

2961

Percentage

23.4

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Students

1242

Percentage

9.8

Faculty

Faculty of Psychology

Students

972

Percentage

7.7

Faculty

Institute of Education Sciences

Students

161

Percentage

1.3

Faculty

Cross-faculty

Students

231

Percentage

1.8

Level of study

Level of study
Students
Percentage
Level of study

Bachelor’s

Students

6069

Percentage

47.9

Level of study

Master’s

Students

3812

Percentage

30.1

Level of study

Doctorate

Students

2792

Percentage

22.0

Origin

Origin
Students
Percentage
Origin

Basel-Stadt

Students

2190

Percentage

17.3

Origin

Basel-Landschaft

Students

2549

Percentage

20.2

Origin

Rest of Switzerland

Students

4909

Percentage

38.7

Origin

Other countries

Students

3025

Percentage

23.9

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