UNIVERSITÄT BASEL                                                                             ENGLISCHES SEMINAR

Departmental Contact

Dr. des. Sixta Quassdorf
Departmental Erasmus Coordinator and student advisor
Englisches Seminar
Universität Basel
Nadelberg 6
4051 Basel
Phone: +41 61 267 27 89 / Email: Studienberatung-englsem@unibas.ch / http://engsem.unibas.ch
Opening hours:  Mon-Thu 9:30 - 12:30 am or on appointment

Public Transport

Stop "Marktplatz,"
  • from Bahnhof SBB (Swiss railway station) trams Nos 8+11,
  • from Badischer Bahnhof (German railway station) tram No 6 
Stop "Spalentor", bus No 30 from both railway stations
Stop "Universität", bus 34 + tram No 3

Departmental Library

Number of books: approx. 22'500
Areas of specialisation:
  • Literature: British literature, North American literature, new literatures in English, literary theory, postcolonial studies; 
  • Linguistics: English around the World, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, syntactic theories, dialectology

Other libraries in town:

  • Central library and further departmental libraries of the University
  • City library

Institutional contact

Mr Gérald Zimmermann, Ms Andrea Delpho,
Institutional Erasmus Coordinators
Mobility Office
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1
4003 Basel
Phone: +41 61 267 3028  / Email. mobility@unibas.ch / http:// www.unibas.ch/erasmus
Opening hours:  Mon - Wed 9:30 - 12:00 or on appointment

Term dates

Autumn term:
  • official term dates: 1 August - 31 January
  • teaching period: mid-September - shortly before Christmas
Spring term:
  • official term dates: 1 February - 31 July
  • teaching period: mid-February - end of May
Nomination deadlines: autumn term: 15 May / spring term: 15 November

Language requirements for Erasmus students

There is no specific language test required neither in German, English nor in any other language of instruction. However, students' language competence should be at level B2/C1 in the respective language(s). 
English is the language of instruction at the Department of English, as well as at the Centre for African Studies.
At the departments of French, Italian and Spanish, the languages of instruction are French, Italian or Spanish respectively.
At all other departments, the language of instruction is German.
Students may choose courses from all the departments of the Faculty of the Humanities (Philosophisch-historische Fakultät), if their language competence allows it.

Course Directory

The course directory can be found here: http://www.unibas.ch/index.cfm?5F00F1E802FF0FD023FE093A5AE1875E
The course directory for the autumn term will be published by the end of May; that for the spring term by mid-December.

German courses

Students can take one free German course (either intensive in the summer Prior to term start, or one course during the term) at our language centre. They will gain 5 CPs per course.

Erasmus Student Network Basel  

Contact: esn@stud.unibas.ch


Contact: info@wove.ch / Tel +41 61 - 261 97 58

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