Change of first name, title and gender for transgender individuals
The term ‘transgender’ refers to individuals who do not identify or does not fully identify with the gender assigned at birth based on their physical characteristics. Trans persons have the option of changing their first name, title and gender in the University of Basel’s central administration systems.
A written application must be submitted in order for the University of Basel to change an individual’s first name, title and gender. Any member of the university may submit such an application. The application must include the following information and documentation:
- First name(s), surname stated on government-issued form of identification (ID card or passport) and address
- Matriculation number or personnel number
- New title (Ms/Mr)
- New first name(s)
- Applicant’s own signature
Only one title and variant of the first name is permitted per person. Since the University of Basel supplies gender-specific data to the Federal Statistical Office, one of the binary genders must be selected for this (f/m). The change of the login is checked individually, as the modification leads to the loss of all data associated with the username (email, adam, etc.).
The complete application is to be submitted to the appropriate office:
- Students and PhD candidates: University of Basel, Head of Student Administration Office, Petersplatz 1, PO Box, 4001 Basel
- Staff: University of Basel, Head of Human Resources, Steinengraben 5, PO Box, 4001 Basel
If the applicant is both matriculated and employed at the University of Basel, the application must be submitted to the Student Administration Office along with a copy to Human Resources.
The confirmation of the changes will be sent in writing. It applies to all digital and analog communications, as well as to the use of data, i.e. for all future documents and accounts relating to the applicant issued by the University of Basel, and for any communications with third parties.
4. Amending degree certificates and employment references
On request, documents such as degree certificates and employment references can be amended and re-issued to include the updated details. Applications are handled in writing in the same manner as the change of name and with the same information. The original document must be included. The application is to be submitted to the Student Administration Office; employees are to submit their application to Human Resources. The old document will be collected and replaced with the new one (updated version).