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The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.
As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 2,700 PhD students.
The city of Basel is home to the oldest university in Switzerland. Founded upon the initiative of local citizens in 1460, the University of Basel is a modern and attractive center of teaching, learning, and research situated in the heart of the historic old town. Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Basel is among the most important cultural centers of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums. Basel has often been the site of peace negotiations and other international meetings. Basel's airport is set up for airfreight; heavy goods reach the city and the heart of continental Europe from the North Sea by ship along the Rhine. The main European routes for the highway and railway transport of freight cross in Basel. The outstanding location benefits logistics corporations, which operate globally from Basel. Trading firms are traditionally well represented in the Basel Region.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students in English:
English Philology entirely, other areas at the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Business and Economics partly
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students:
If you plan on taking courses in a language other than English, it is recommended that you have at least a level of B2 in the language of instruction.
The University of Basel will reimburse each exchange student for one German language course.
September 17th - December 21st
February 26th - June 1st
*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.
Estimated Monthly Costs of Living in Euro:
Local Transportation: 50
Course Materials: 100
Health Insurance: 100
There are several student residence options for incoming exchange students. Students also have the option to rent private rooms or flats. To assist with finding housing that will fit your needs, the University uses student accommodation services.