Universität Basel (Switzerland) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.
No student experiences available yet.
- Autumn semester: mid-September — end of December
- Spring semester: mid-February — end of May
For more information see: Semester Dates
English language proficiency B2 (see CEFR).
Once you have been accepted as an exchange student in Basel, you will have to prepare to enter and live in Switzerland as a foreigner.
EU citizens and students coming from EFTA members do not need to apply for visa. They will have to register at the immigration office and get their residency permit once they are in Basel.
Non-EU-citizens will need to check the requirements at the Swiss embassy.
Requirements: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
The language of instruction in bachelor’s degree programs, but also in some master’s degree programs, is predominantly German. German is also the principal examination language, both in written and in oral examinations. To successfully pursue their chosen degree course, students are advised to have attained language skills at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages before the beginning of their degree program. The same also applies to English for those master’s degree programs taught primarily in English.
Yes. See: Housing.
About € 1.500,-
Studying away from home
|Semester fees||CHF 140|
|Education costs||CHF 100/200|
|Accommodation incl. utilities||CHF 600|
|Health care||CHF 200|
|Leisure, culture||CHF 200|
|Misc. additional costs||CHF 200|
|Total (rounded)||CHF 2,000/2,100|
Fore more information, see: Living costs.
Normal study load per semester: 30 EC.
Two places per year for five months.
For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.
The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).