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FAQ for first semester students of Religious Studies Basel


New at the University of Basel?

For students starting in the fall semester, there are various information and welcome events offered by the University of Basel and an introduction day for new students by Religious Studies itself. For students starting their studies in the spring, there are various points of contact for questions: our secretariat, our assistants, and our student association... more info below!

Much of this information can also be found on the website of skuba, the University of Basel Student Union.


  • On the website of the Department of Religious Studies you can find information about the Bachelor's program on the subpage BACHELOR. Below that, you will find the guidelines and links to further documents of the Faculty of Humanitites and Social Sciences.
  • On the web page of the Faculty of Phil.-Hist. DATESyou will find information about exam dates and links to semester dates and registration deadlines. (in german)
  • Answers to many general questions about studying at the University of Basel can be found in the FAQ of the Faculty of Humanitites and Social Sciences.


In the first semester, we recommend the introductory lecture with the corresponding tutorial and the introductory course that takes place every fall semester. In general, it is recommended for first-year students to attend proseminars before attending seminars.

25 CP per semester (total in both subjects and electives) is the average for earning a bachelor's degree in 6 semesters.


This fall, the following undergraduate Religious Studies courses will take place:

Course: Introduction to Religious Studies, L. Pflugfelder, Tues 14:15.

Proseminar: Non-European History of Religions, J. Kölbing, Tue 10:15

Lecture: Introduction to the History of Religions and Contemporary Religious History, Wed 16:15 The lecture also includes a tutorial: Introduction to the History of Religions and Contemporary Religious History, Thu 10:15

Study day "Religion and Spirituality" 27.10.2023


"Online Services" is the electronic system where you manage your studies. On "Online Services" you enrol for the semester, do allocations of courses and can see your earned credits and the assessments of the lecturers.

What is ADAM? When you enroll in a course, you automatically become a member of an associated ADAM workspace. Most courses are linked to ADAM workspaces. ADAM serves as a platform for the exchange of documents - in most cases semester programs, texts, protocols or other materials related to the individual courses.


In the UNIcard you have your Sstudent IDi, library card, copy card, key and payment in the cafeteria in one.

You can update it at "UNIcard stations" and also load money to the card for the cafeteria or for copying in the libraries.


The VPN of the University of Basel allows you to access the university network from home. This also gives you access to the articles and eBooks provided by the university libraries.

With your university logins you also have access to the WLAN eduroam at other universities, not only Basel!


make an appointment with:

  • Lavinia Pflugfelder (assistance) Profile
  • Janina Kölbing (Assistance)Profile
  • Daniela Müller (Secretariat) Profile


Information about living in Basel, the programme of the Uni-Sport and much more on the main website of the university

Buying and selling and part-time job offerings via the UniMarkt


The Fachgruppe Religionswissenschaft (student association) organizes game nights, museum visits and aperitifs. The Fachgruppe also represents your interests 'upwards'. Your FG tries to help everyone with advice and answers. If you have questions or problems, your FG is the first low-threshold contact point!

Contact the Fachgruppe directly: by email to fg-religionswissenschaft@clutterunibas.ch or have a look at the website.


You will find a list of contact points and offers here

In the "first-aid box" you can find possible contact points in case of


Student counseling

Legal advice


Studying without barriers

Exam anxiety

and much more