Programmes in English

The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and one of the well reputed ones in Europe. Last year celebrating its 550th anniversary and constantly striving for high-quality research results, it has a tradition of promoting talent and regards research and teaching as mutually dependent entities.


Visiting students may amplify academic qualifications, participate in exciting ongoing projects, and exchange experiences through the University's cross-disciplinary projects and studies (cp. our listings of Master programmes in English and Doctoral programmes in English). For exchange opportunities the University of Basel works with a number of international cooperation partners.

In addition the University of Basel offers a wealth of sporting activities. Information on housing in Basel, whether on or off-campus, is also available.


Basel students that are interested in an international exchange can visit the student mobility site or directly contact the Mobility Office for application details. As another possibility to expand their scientific and cultural horizon, students can visit our international partner summer schools.

For researchers

Programmes in English

Basel researchers can search for upcoming project calls, ongoing projects and research cooperations through EUresearch. In addition the University of Basel features a Portal for International Researchers. Swiss Science and Technology outposts worldwide are provided by swissnex.


National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) at the University of Basel

NCCR Iconic Criticism
NCCR Nano Scale Science

For further information on NCCRs please visit this website.