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University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French, German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
Program Description:
The University of Basel was founded in 1459 and first opened its doors to students in 1460. It is the oldest university in Switzerland and has been strongly influenced by the rich humanist heritage of the city. Today there are more than 8,000 students in the 6 faculties of the university, taught by 850 senior and 400 junior teaching staff in 55 main subjects. 

Basel, the third largest city of Switzerland, is located in the Northwest of the country, on the Rhine. Germany and France are just a tram ride away. The city has a population of approximately 200,000 and the greater area, called the Regio, has around 500,000 inhabitants. Apart from its many historical sights of the Celtic, Roman and Enlightenment periods, the city offers a rich cultural life including about 30 museums, art galleries, and a theatre of international reputation. 

Academic Calendar
OSU University of Basel
Fall August-January
Spring February-June

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Finding Courses
Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 

OSU students studying at University of Basel have taken courses in English, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, German, environmental science, social sciences, psychology, and more. Intensive German classes are offered one week before the beginning of each semester.
  • Click here to review degree programs offered; most degree programs have a link to the courses. 
  • For courses offered in English, click here and select "Courses taught in English".
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

Housing is open to all students in all student halls and a selection of private rooms and flats are available for exchange students. Visit the university's website on student accommodation to find out more!

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information.

Helpful Links
University of Basel Welcome Center
University of Basel International Office

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/02/2018 03/30/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 06/30/2018 08/18/2018 TBA TBA