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University of Basel

Facts & Figures

The university at a glance

  • Founded 1460
  • 7 Faculties
     
  • 12,873 students and doctoral students
  • of which 55.1 percent are women
  • 1634 first-year students in Fall semester 2017
  • 3057 international students
  • 21.9 Percentage of doctoral students
     
  • 374 Professors
  • 6192 Employees,
  • of whom 4583 are scientists
     
  • 729.4 Million annual budget (CHF)

(All data valid as of 2017)

Students

Faculty
Students
Percentage
Faculty

Faculty of Theology

Students

120

Percentage

1.0

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Students

1263

Percentage

9.8

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine

Students

2775

Percentage

21.6

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities

Students

3034

Percentage

23.6

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Students

3046

Percentage

23.7

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Students

1368

Percentage

10.6

Faculty

Faculty of Psychology

Students

935

Percentage

7.2

Faculty

Institute of Education Sciences

Students

128

Percentage

1.0

Faculty

Cross-faculty

Students

204

Percentage

1.6

Level of study

Level of study
Students
Percentage
Level of study

Bachelor’s

Students

6402

Percentage

49.7

Level of study

Master’s

Students

3650

Percentage

28.4

Level of study

Doctorate

Students

2821

Percentage

21.9

Origin

Origin
Students
Percentage
Origin

Basel-Stadt

Students

2239

Percentage

17.4

Origin

Basel-Landschaft

Students

2632

Percentage

20.4

Origin

Rest of Switzerland

Students

4945

Percentage

38.4

Origin

Other countries

Students

3057

Percentage

23.7

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