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  • Locations: Basel, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, French, German
Academic Field: Agriculture, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, German Language, Health and Human Performance, Health Professions, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Physics, Sciences, Sociology Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Universität Basel

Basel Switzerland
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.

University Website
Website for International 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:

African Studies, Anthropology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Critical Urbanisms, International Economics, Sustainable Development, Plant Science

Areas of study not available to exchange students:

Humanities, Sciences, Psychology, Theology, Business and Economics, Law, Medicine, Nursing Science, Sports Science, Biology, specialized Master programs (like epidemiology, molecular biology, sustainable development, toxicology etc.)

Course Offerings/Syllabi

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Language Requirements

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.

Important Dates




Program Dates: September 17th - December 21st February 26th - June 1st
Exam Period(s): January  July

*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:

  • Housing: 400-600
  • Meals: 250
  • 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.
For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website 

Helpful Links

Click here for more information about the University of Basel.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.