University of Basel

basel_logoFounded in 1460, the city of Basel is home to the oldest university in Switzerland – the University of Basel.  As a modern and attractive centre of teaching, learning, and research situated in the heart of the historic old town it provides committed individuals from all over the world with a strong academic community and an inspiring work environment. The University of Basel has full university status offering degree programmes ranging from Archaeology to Zoology. One of our distinctive strengths is the focus on «Culture» and «Life Sciences.»

Comprising 9’000 undergraduate and 2’000 postgraduate and doctoral students, we are proud of our high female student roll (55%) – tending upwards – and an increasing number of international students (20%). We rank among the world’s one hundred best universities with our 320 professors and 1’300 academic staff who are dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering independent thinking and socially responsible action. Our mission is to accomplish first-class research, teaching, and public service.

How to apply

These websites are designed to help you sift through the numerous programme offers and to select the one best suited to you regardless whether you are interested in a semester-based exchange with the University of Basel or in obtaining a degree from Basel University.  The University’s intercultural location at the intersection of three countries (Switzerland, Germany and France) champions innovation through interdisciplinary research.

MA and PhD programmes on English
Guaranteed access to world-class teachers and researchers for students worldwide is provided in the variety of English-language Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes.
Students from Europe
Students from across Europe may come to Uni Basel through an ERASMUS Exchange.
Additionally, the University of Basel has a partner agreement with partner universities in Europe.

Grants for incoming students and researchers
Numerous grant programmes can assist the stay of incoming students and scientists to the University of Basel.

Student Office
Collegiate Building (Kollegienhaus), Ground floor, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 267 30 23, E-Mail: [email protected]

Student Welfare and Bursaries
Collegiate Building (Kollegienhaus), Offices 008 and 009, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 267 30 20/38, E-Mail: [email protected]


University of Basel
Petersplatz 1
CH-4003 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 267 31 11

Official Address

2 thoughts on “University of Basel

  1. thanks for all the information you have here, please i want to know the universities in Switzerland where i can study undergraduate course in Computing and info on how to get scholarship because i cant sponsor my self, i will be happy to read from you in my email soon. And if in another Country other switzerland i will apreciate it.

    1. Dear Olanipekun,

      You can find information about scholarships offered in Switzerland here –…. For other scholarship opportunities, you can follow the posts on Mladiinfo, since we publish current opportunities on daily basis. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest information posted on the webpage in your inbox.

      Kind regards,

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