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University of Basel

Facts & Figures

The university at a glance

  • Founded 1460
  • 7 Faculties
     
  • 12,811 students and doctoral students
  • of which  56.2 percent are women
  • 1680 first-year students in Fall semester 2019
  • 3102 international students
  • 22.6 Percentage of doctoral students
     
  • 378 Professors
  • 6400 Employees,
  • of whom 4700 are scientists
  • CHF 776 Million annual budget

(All data valid as of 2019)

Students

Faculty
Students
Percentage
Faculty

Faculty of Theology

Students

106

Percentage

0.8

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Students

1202

Percentage

9.4

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine

Students

2950

Percentage

23.0

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities

Students

2977

Percentage

23.2

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Students

2942

Percentage

23.0

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Students

1179

Percentage

9.2

Faculty

Faculty of Psychology

Students

1022

Percentage

8.0

Faculty

Institute of Education Sciences

Students

165

Percentage

1.3

Faculty

Cross-faculty

Students

268

Percentage

2.1

Level of study

Level of study
Students
Percentage
Level of study

Bachelor’s

Students

5994

Percentage

46.8

Level of study

Master’s

Students

3913

Percentage

30.5

Level of study

Doctorate

Students

2904

Percentage

22.7

Origin

Origin
Students
Percentage
Origin

Basel-Stadt

Students

2216

Percentage

17.3

Origin

Basel-Landschaft

Students

2614

Percentage

20.5

Origin

Rest of Switzerland

Students

4879

Percentage

38.1

Origin

Other countries

Students

3102

Percentage

24.2

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