Universität Basel


Universität Basel is a universitywide partner in Basel, Switzerland.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I: mid-September - end of December
Semester II: early February - early June

Orientation generally commences mid-September for Semester I and early February for Semester II.

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GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

German B1 and/or English B2.

Knowledge of German language is required. There is no need to show evidence of a German exam, but taking an exam is always recommended.

Areas of study open to exchange students

See course catalogue

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Mainly courses in German, limited courses in English.

Housing assistance

Housing is not guaranteed. There is a wide range of reasonably-priced flats and rooms in Basel. Information and assistance can be obtained from the university or the Student Housing Organisation.

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Estimated living costs per month

The cost of living vary greatly depending on personal circumstances and individual requirements. The following figures should therefore be regarded as guidelines:

- Housing: 450 CHF

- Food: 350 CHF

- Education costs (books, copies, scripts): 150 CHF

Average living costs per month are around 1000 CHF or €1,050. (Estimate from 2022)



Please note that students studying in Switzerland cannot apply for the Erasmus grant but can instead apply for the Swiss European Mobility Programme for financial support.


The credit points awarded at the University of Basel are equivalent to ECTS, based on student workload. The marking scale of the grading system used at the University of Basel ranges from 1(fail) to 6 (excellent), with passing grade 4.

Number of places available

2 places per year


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.