B.Sc. On Campus


University of Basel

36 months
1538 EUR/year
1538 EUR/year
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The division of the BSc Physics at the University of Basel into the two sub-areas corresponds to the two types of physical research, namely on the one hand asking specific questions about nature and exploring them through experiments and on the other hand interpreting the results with the help of mathematical and numerical methods and predicting new facts.


The BSc Physics at the University of Basel successfully participates in cutting-edge research in important and fascinating areas of physics:

Nano and quantum physics

The revolutionary concepts of quantum physics and their consequences for the smallest to the largest things are researched here at the highest level, be it in super-semiconductors or semiconductors, magnets, graphs, topological systems or ultra-cold gases. New tools of nanophysics are used or developed to open the door to the quantum world. In this area, the fundamentals for key technologies of the future are researched and taught, ranging from quantum computing, quantum optics, and scanning probe microscopes to the life sciences.

The nanoscience in Basel is unique and a leader in Switzerland, also because of the close cooperation of the Department with the Swiss Nano Sciences Institute (SNI) - the national center of excellence in nanoscience and technology.

Cosmology and particle physics

What is the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry without which matter would not have arisen? What is the nature of "dark matter"? How did galaxies, stars and neutron stars come into being?

The cosmology and particle physics explores the subatomic building blocks of matter, its role in the development of the universe and in the formation of stars and supernova explosions.

Course structure

The Bachelor is the first degree before the Master. It comprises a total of 180 credit points (CP). The bachelor's degree in physics is a so-called mono degree without additional subjects. One ECTS credit point corresponds to approximately 30 hours of work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Exercises to Physics
  • Exercises to Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Many physics students start their bachelor's degree after they have received their Swiss Matura after completing high school (click here to find out how you can apply). However, there are other ways of admission to our Bachelor's degree. For detailed information, please visit the website of the study secretariat of the University of Basel. A registration fee of CHF 100 will be charged. If the application is submitted late, an additional fee of CHF 150 will be charged.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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