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from high school through university right up to your career start

The Basel Student Advice Center offers information and advice, helping you to choose and plan your studies and career. Alongside information about degree programs in Switzerland, we also provide you with independent advice and support as you make the very personal decision about your choice of study.

Students receive information and advice on issues such as choosing a master’s program, study planning, difficulties during studies (e.g. studying and work techniques, decision conflicts), starting your career and continuing education. In addition, we offer psychological counseling for personal and/or psychological issues for students/PhDs of the University of Basel.

Open Mon-Fri, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our information center

Visit our information center, full of informative brochures and books on study and career choices, or explore your interests lie in terms of degrees and careers.

There is always someone in our information center who can answer your questions and help you with your research. You will find plenty of material and guide books on study and career choices, learning and work techniques, study abroad and questions related to career progression or psychological issues. You can borrow almost every item from us free of charge.

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Our advisory services

Our studies and career advisors assist you with study and career choices, help you with challenges during your studies (such as questions relating to work and studying techniques) and are available to students/PhDs at the University of Basel if they experience personal problems.
The advice is confidential, unbiased and free of charge.

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Every year, we welcome high schools from across Basel to a kick-off meeting for study choices and serve as their experts in selecting a course. We run the events series “Live from the uni” and “Live from the workplace” for prospective students, and offer the event “Uni for parents” for the parents of future students.

Information about studying

Virtual information center

Find information and links on an array of topics and questions relating to study and career choices, studying, entering the world of work, career progression and continuing education, psychological issues and much more. We have also put together the addresses of various places where you can seek advice. The virtual information center is mainly in German.

For students at high schools in Basel-Stadt, citiziens from the Canton Basel-Stadt and students from the University of Basel

Preparation for the medicine aptitude test (numerus clausus)

Interested in studying medicine?
We offer selected practice material (only in German) on this topic and workspaces, so you can prepare for this challenge at our information center. Experts are available to help you if you have any questions.

There are strict special requirements for the access of non-Swiss students to clinical and dental medicine programs (under revision). Please contact the respective university's admission office for more information.

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