Application and Admission

The University Student Administration office acceps applications online. Applications can still be filled out after the official deadlines have passed, however, it can not be guaranteed that such late applications are processed in time for the desired semester. Consequently, class enrollment for the current semester cannot be guaranteed either.


Admission to Doctorate studies usually requires an acknowledged master's degree from an institution of higher education, acknowledged by the University of Basel with a "very good" final grade (min. 5.0 on a Swiss grading scale). Degrees of continuing education (e.g. Master of Advanced Studies) are no qualification for admission to Doctorate studies. The Theological Faculty offers either a Dr. theol. or a Dr. phil., according to study qualifications. Admission to Doctorate studies can also be granted partly, requiring additional academic performances.

Contact persons

Deanery of Research:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heuser 
Dean of Research
(Appointments upon consultation)

Franziska Müller Boss
Management Deanery of Research

Office times:
Monday, Tuesday:
10:00 am - 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday:
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
(Appointments upon consultation)


[Translate to English:] Gebäude Theologische Fakultät

Theological Faculty
Deanery of Research
Nadelberg 10
4051 Basel

Phone: +41 61 207 27 94