Universität Basel


Universität Basel is a universitywide partner in Basel, Switzerland.

Universitywide / Faculty


This means this exchange destination is available to all students of Utrecht University

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

 Fall semester: mid-September – end of December

Spring semester: mid-February – end of May

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The University of Basel - Where Science and Culture meet (YouTube)


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 UU students

See course catalogue

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Mainly courses in the (main) langauge of the country, limited courses in English. See all courses in the course catalogue.

You need to show your proficiency in the language of instruction if courses are not in English. 

Housing assistance

Yes. More information

Grant possibilities

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

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


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



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