Nursing Science

University of Basel

Master On Campus
36 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The discipline Nursing Science at the University of Basel is in the field of tension between current and future challenges in health care, such as the growing number of elderly and chronic diseases suffering patients on the one hand, and on the other hand, the health policy goal of effective care measures to offer as efficiently as possible


Career opportunities

Trained nursing scientists are qualified for key positions in clinical practice, research and teaching. 

According to feedback from the field, Master's graduates of the Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Baselare highly valued by employers in hospitals, colleges, long-term care facilities and Spitex as qualified professionals. More than half of the previous graduates work in hospitals, eg in advanced nursing practice functions or quality development. Around a quarter work in teaching, education and research, and nearly one in five work in long-term care institutions, Spitex or other service sectors.

Programme Structure

The self-contained curriculum for nursing and interdisciplinary subjects is specified in the curriculum (see course catalog) except for the elective area.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Nursing Science
University of Basel


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