Prospective Students

Chemistry has a very long tradition at the University of Basel, the oldest University in Switzerland, and it is a fascinating science for all those who want to understand our environment. Chemistry is at the intersection of the natural sciences and the boundaries to other disciplines such as biology, physics or even medicine and computer science are blurred.
The chemistry program at the University of Basel takes this interdisciplinarity into account – in both teaching and research the whole breadth and thematic diversity of modern chemistry is included.

A degree in chemistry from the University of Basel (Bachelor, Master or PhD level) with its outstanding professor-to-student ratio and good international atmosphere qualifies you for a variety of professional options. During your studies you not only gain in-depth chemical knowledge but also many useful soft skills necessary to work responsibly and well organized. You will be considered highly qualified and have good perspectives on the job market.

The Basel area is one of the most productive and innovative economic regions in the world and home of numerous international chemical and pharmaceutical as well as biotech start-up companies. Located in the trinational region of Switzerland, Germany and France, Basel is a vibrant city with a rich cultural life and pleasant mediterranean flair.

Before studying many questions may arise. All those who are not quite sure about their choice of studies should contact the Student Advice Center. Specific questions regarding the chemistry program can be answered by our academic advisor or the administration of Chemistry programs.