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Full name of University

Universität Basel, Switzerland

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2015/2016.
Indicate total number of semesters.


Contact person for incoming students
name, title, full address, phone, fax, email

Andrea Delpho
International Office
Student Exchange
Petersplatz 1
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 267 30 28

Contact person for outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone, fax, email


General University Website

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students
list explicitly

All subjects except the restricted areas:
Humanities, Sciences, Psychology, Theology, Business and Economics, Law

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
list explicitly

English Philology entirely, other areas partly

Are graduate areas open for exchange?

x  Yes

¨  No

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students
list explicitly

All except specialized Master programs (like epidemiology, molecular biology, sustainable development, toxicology etc.), MAS courses and master courses at the Faculty of Medicine are also restricted

Open graduate areas of study taught in English
list explicitly

Sciences, African Studies, Business and Economics, Humanities (Sociology, Anthropology, English)

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?

x  Yes

¨  No

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

x  Yes

¨  No

Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

Medicine, Nursing Science, Sports Science, Biology, specialized Master programs (like epidemiology, molecular biology, sustainable development, toxicology etc.)

Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Postgraduate MAS courses

Websites for course offerings
both in host language & English offerings>Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer school website.

x  Yes

¨  No

Orientation session(s) for incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

Individually at the International Office

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

14.09.2015 - 18.12.2015
22.02.2016 - 03.06.2016

Examination period(s)

Depends on the subject area and the faculties

If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

¨  Yes

¨  No
Has to be arranged individually beforehand if possible at all.

Application deadline for each term

Fall term: 30.04.2015
Spring term: 30.11.2015

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper only.”

Email attachment only.

How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

No difference

Course registration deadline

Four weeks into the lecture period

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

x  In Advance

x  Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?

x  Yes

¨  No

Language Requirements

We recommend at least a level of B2 in the language of instruction.

Language test certificate required?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?


Preparatory language course for incoming students?
Indicate dates and costs

x  Yes, costs depend on the course lay out, we reimburse each exchange student for one German language course.

¨  No

Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

Exchange coordinators and faculty coordinators can assist students with course registration.

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate

No credit minimum. It is quite difficult for exchange student to receive more than 18-20 credits per term.

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

x  Yes. No guarantee.

¨  No

Housing options

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?
Please list housing application deadline.

Separate, online

Is housing available between breaks in the term?

x  Yes

¨  No

Is there a campus meal plan?

¨  Yes

x  No, but lunch and snacks available at the University cafeteria.

Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)








-Local Transportation


-Health Insurance


(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)


Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

x  Yes

¨  No

Are health facilities available at the university?

No, but the University Hospital is just next door.

Are internships available?

¨  Yes

x  No

Are student jobs available/allowed?

¨  Yes

x  No

Other important notes


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