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GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

Unlimited

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Andrea Delpho
International Office
Student Exchange
Petersplatz 1
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 267 30 28
mobility@unibas.ch

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Same

APPLICATION WEBSITE

Forms will be send to nominated students by the coordinator.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Forms will be send to nominated students by the coordinator.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All subjects listed here except the restricted areas listed below.
Faculties: Humanities, Sciences, Psychology, Theology, Business and Economics, Law

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

There are no undergraduate programs taught uniquely in English, but many have some courses in English. Selection varies in the different areas.

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes, but only in some faculties

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

Medicine and specialized Master programs.

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Medicine, Sports Science, Nursing, specialized Master programs like toxicology etc., restrictions in biology.

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

For both undergraduate & graduate

We do not have minimum or maximum credits, depends on the students’ needs and the home institutions.

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

After the fourth week of the lecture period

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

At least level B2 of the language of instruction.

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

No

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Yes. Costs depend on the course layout. We reimburse each exchange student for one German language course.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Students need to check the prerequisites for any given course in the online course catalogue.

The international office or the faculty advisors can assist students select courses.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Semester 1/Fall: 30 April
Semester 2/Spring: 31 October

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Semester 1/Fall: 16 September 2019 - 20 December 2019

Semester 2/Spring: 17 February 2020 - 29 May 2020

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Depends on Faculties, during lecture period or in January/February and in June/July

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).

Rules about taking exams early depend on the departments and the instructors, no general rule.

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

Yes. One day in the first week of the lecture period and on individual basis.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

1400 - 1600

HOUSING

525 - 700

MEALS

450

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

100

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

50

HEALTH INSURANCE

100

OTHER

200-350

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, but exemption is not automatic, depending on the cantonal decision.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes. No guarantee.

HOUSING OPTIONS

Student houses, housing agency, or free market

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Separate, online, and as early as possible.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

The University Hospital is just next door to the university.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

No

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

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University Logos: 

University Incoming Student App (German): https://apps.uni-graz.at/#

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