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About BASEL

University of Basel (BASEL) — public non-profit university. It is located in Basel, Switzerland. BASEL is one of the oldest institutions in the country. As an active member of European University Association (EUA), Utrecht Network, BASEL is participating in developing the academic environment.

The university is in top-120 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings. This is one of the best universities in the world. Judged by 13 aspects of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), it conquered 123 place among top institutions.

BASEL does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Basel, Switzerland
Establishment year
1460
Students
11,518
International students
3,110
Female students
56%

Place in ratings

By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Anatomy & Physiology51-100
Life Sciences & Medicine98
Arts & Humanities231
Natural Sciences293
Social Sciences & Management501-530
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BASEL tuition fees

The academic calendar at BASEL is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Switzerland. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Locals and foreigners study at BASEL for the same price — from 662 USD per year. Thanks to financial support programs, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
1,649USD/year
Master
1,649USD/year
Doctorate
662USD/year

Study programs at BASEL

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Social Sciences & Management
Economics
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Ethnology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Humanities
English
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science - Informatics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Other
Psychology
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Other programs
Education & Training
Educational Sciences
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Economics & Business Management
International Health Management
Study degree
MBA
Study form
Part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
International and Monetary Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Arts & Humanities
Critical Urbanisms
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Medicine
Drug Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Epidemiology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
International Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
International Health Management
Study degree
MBA
Study form
Part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Psychology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Humanities
Chemistry Extra-Faculty
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
English
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Religion, Economics and Politics
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Engineering & Technology
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Chemistry Extra-Faculty
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Epidemiology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Infection Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Molecular Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
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Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Changing Societies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Earth Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Ecology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
European Global Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Plant Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Social Sciences & Management
Anthropology
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Changing Societies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Critical Urbanisms
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
European Global Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
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Other programs
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Plant Science
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 79
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biozentrum Fellowship Program
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Plant Science
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 79
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Bachelor degree at BASEL

You can't enter a Swiss university right after the 11th grade. Therefore, before entering, foreign students need to study for 2 years at a university in their native country. Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 80.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
80
TOEFL PBT
550

Master's degree at BASEL

It is impossible to enter BASEL for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6. TOEFL — 80 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
80
TOEFL PBT
550

Doctorate degree at BASEL

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 79.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
79
TOEFL PBT
550

BASEL campus

The university campus is located in Basel. The university students have access to the library. It is an integral part of learning. Students come here for educational literature or to do their homework. BASEL accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.

Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

You can stay in the country for six months after graduation by applying for a job seeker visa. You need to apply for such a visa in advance. Graduates of BASEL are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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