We recommend acquiring your own laptop at least by the second semester. But all problem sets can also be worked on in the department’s PC rooms. Enrolled students have the opportunity to acquire laptops with a rebate through the Project Neptun twice a year. Project Neptun
To complete the bachelor’s program, you must earn 180 credit points. You can earn them in three years if you study full time, but you can also earn them over a longer time period so that you are able to work while you study or to extend the time of your studies for family reasons. There is no maximum duration for your studies.
After starting their studies, all students automatically become members of the Fachgruppe Mathematik und Informatik (FMI, Student Association in Mathematics and Computer Science). Interested students are active in the student-association committee, as student representatives or by organizing projects. The Student Association supports students through advice and actions and represents their interests before the doctoral students, the dean’s office, and the university administration.FMI
You can begin the master’s program both in the fall and the spring semesters. If you want to move on from a bachelor to a master of computer science at the University of Basel, you can already take courses in the master’s program before completing your bachelor’s degree and then count the credit points you earn toward the master’s degree.
Completing the master’s program requires that you earn 90 credit points. This can be done in one and a half years if you are a full-time student, but you can also earn them over a longer period of time so that you are able to work while you study or to extend the time of your studies for family reasons. There is no maximum duration for your studies.
Yes! In addition to credit points, which only serve to measure students’ work quantitively, students also receive a qualitative assessment based on an oral or written exam, a presentation, or another task. Depending on the course, the assessment can be in the form of a grade or in the form of pass/fail.
After each semester, you will receive a transcript of the credit points you have earned from Student Services. You additionally have the possibility of printing out a so-called academic-progress summary at any time on your online account (MOnA). On the academic-progress summary, you can see all the credit points you have earned so far.
You should store your transcripts carefully since they are official certificates of the work you have done at the University of Basel.
You can interrupt your studies for one or two semesters without having to exmatriculate by taking a leave of absence. During the leave of absence, you are exempted from paying tuition, but you also can’t make use of any university services. That means you are not allowed to take any exams or to earn any credit points.
A learning contract (LC) is a study contract that is arranged when a student wants to earn credit points outside of a course for individual work. This can be, for example, an internship, attending a course at another university, preparing and holding a tutorial, or producing a final thesis. The details of such individual student work are recorded on a form by a professor and the student, signed by both, and then forwarded to the head administrator of degree programs.
Certain lectures are “core lectures” and end with an examination. This examination can be oral or written. If an examination is not passed, it can be repeated at most one time within a year. Examination