A Brief Introduction
Established in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest University of Switzerland which boats of more than 550 years of imparting quality education.An institution which enjoys international reputation, it is known for its research and teaching quality.In 2012, QS World University Rankings ranked the university 121st overall in the world, while two years before it was ranked 96–98th worldwide according to the Russian-based Global University Ranking. In 2012, the ARWU ranked the university as the 85th best worldwide. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16 listed the university in 101st position.
Located in the heart of Basel, the campus is situated right next to the River Basel.It attracts students from all over the world and provides programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The University has students from more than hundred countries, which including 2,700 doctoral students.The University has developed a broad range of scientific disciplines. At the same time it is most renowned in Life Sciences, Image Science, Nanoscience, sustainability and energy research and European and Global Studies.
The University offers a range of cultural and sports activities. Also, there are several housing and job opportunities nearby available to students.
The university offers accommodation to its students.
Cost of living
The University of Basel currently collects CHF 850 in tuition fees per semester, along with CHF 10 for the student body.The following list provides a general indication of monthly living expenses if you are not living at home with your family.
Rent (room, shared living space, student dormitory)
Minimum: CHF 400; Average: CHF 600
Food, household, clothing
Minimum: CHF 450; Average: CHF 600
Minimum: CHF 200; Average: CHF 300
Minimum: CHF 60; Average: CHF 90
Minimum: CHF 100; Average: CHF 150
Minimum: CHF 150; Average: CHF 220
Minimum: CHF 1500; Average: CHF 2100
Scholarships are generally granted by the scholarship committee of the Senate in addition to any cantonal education contributions. International students should find out what scholarships they are eligible for in their home country. The University in itself does not offer any scholarships as such.For detailed information on the same, please click on:
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Advising & Counseling
Each subject or department has selected faculty expected to help students with all the academic queries and/or problems they face. They can be contacted at:
Career Service Center (CSC)
Petersplatz 1, Postfach
Work Tel. +41 61 267 08 67
Phone: +41 61 267 31 11