Application via the Student Administration Office at the University of Basel or at the University of Bern. For further information please visit the MIME website.


The two following criteria present alternative requirements satisfying the conditions of admission to the MIME program without further stipulations (see paragraph 3 of the study regulations):

  1. Proof of completion of a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) earned from a Swiss University, showing good knowledge in quantitative methods with one of the two following qualifications:
    • Bachelor qualification in the field of economics or in economics sciences with a Major in economics and a minimum final grade of 5.0 (unrounded).
      Grade scale: 6.0 to 1.0; 6.0=best, 4.0=pass
    • Bachelor qualification in a discipline associated with economics sciences (content, methodology) and a minimum final grade of 5.0 (unrounded) as well as a test result in the GMAT-test or GRE-rest in the upper range of performance (i.e., a result achieved by the top 20% of candidates).
  2. Proof of proficiency in English at Level B2 of the European language portfolio. This proof must be provided prior to admission to the Master’s program . The regulations of the University of Basel make clear which types of certificates correspond to the required level (see “Reglement betreffend den Nachweis von Englischkenntnissen auf Niveau B2 oder C1 des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens of December 9, 2008).

Student dossiers that do not satisfy the conditions given above will nevertheless be considered by the Governing Board in the light of appropriate professional résumés (e.g., many years of professional experience in a managerial position with a central bank), and assessed for equivalence with the admission criteria: An additional 30 KP (maximum) might, under circumstances, be expected from an applicant of this category. Recommendations are made to the “Prüfungskommission” of the relevant faculty which then forwards these recommendations to the Central Admission Body of the University.


For information on the tuition fees please visit the MIME website



Dr. Beat Spirig
Program Coordinator at the University of Basel