Interested in studying Ancient Civilizations? Would you like to learn more about our degree programs and fields of research? Here you can find all events and initiatives addressed to future students.
Offers for prospective students
The University of Basel offers prospective students a wide range of information suitable to their current level, which is intended to facilitate their study selection. The Department of Ancient Civilizations participates with its own contributions to the university's offers and also provides its own information tailored to the needs of prospective students.
Particularly gifted and motivated students from high schools in North-West Switzerland can get to know the degree programs while they are still at school and earn credits taking courses in Ancient Civilizations within the framework of the Pupil Study Program. The credit points earned are accredited to the graduates of the Study Program when they enroll at the University of Basel after completing their Matura.
At the annual university-wide information day for prospective students, the Department of Ancient Civilizations participates with its own booth at the information market in the Kollegienhaus, as well as with presentations on the degree programs in Ancient Civilizations at the bachelor's level in the Rosshof, the department's seat across from the Kollegienhaus.
Interested potential students can learn more about studying at university by attending a «Schnupperstudium», in the course of which selected lectures may be attended.
For all questions regarding the content of the degree programme, the departmental advisors offer individual counselling appointments. You can find further information and contact addresses here:
Every year, the Department of Ancient Civilizations takes part in National Future Day. Once a year, companies and workplaces all over Switzerland open their doors to students of the 5th to 7th grades, inviting them to gain insights into unfamiliar fields and inspiration for their career selection.
Together, the various subject ares introduce participants to different aspects of working on the ancient world, from ancient languages to archaeological treasure hunts and scientific documentation.