The Summer School is selective and enrollment is limited. First priority is given to students enrolled at the University of Basel, specifically students of business, economics and law as well as students of the Institute for European Global Studies. Remaining spots will be given to students of other subjects (and we encourage you to apply).

Applications will be accepted from 26 February until 25 March 2024. Please fill in the application form.

The regular application period is open from 26 February - 25 March 2024.

Applications can only be submitted through the online application form.  Course applications are evaluated by the Summer School in Law, Business and Economic Policy administration.

We will confirm via e-mail by 30 March 2024 whether you have been admitted to your course of choice. Upon receipt of the confirmation, you have 10 days to send an e-mail withdrawing from the course(s).

Cancellations received later than 30 April 2024 will be charged the course fee for international students (see also: Terms of Attendance).

Applications submitted by 4 March (23:55) will be handled on a priority basis. We will confirm your course admission by 7 March 2024 by e-mail.

As a student already enrolled at the University of Basel, you do not have to do the course registration through Online Services; this will be completed by the student administration.
Enrollment in July courses will be shown in your student account Online Services in early May.
Enrollment for August courses will be shown only "ex post". Please ensure that your fall semester 2024 registration is completed by 24 July 2024 at the latest.

All students

  • Language: Students must possess a sufficient command of English to be able to actively contribute to the classes,
  • Thematic Prerequisites: Each course description outlines what (previous) knowledge the instructor expects. If the prerequisites are lacking, prospective students may nevertheless be able to follow and complete the course. In this case, additional work should be expected.
  • University Enrollment:
    Students must be enrolled as a regular university student or other higher education level institution.

EUCOR & Swiss Mobility students

  • As a EUCOR or Swiss Mobility student you have to be enrolled for the current semester at one of our partner universities. For more details on the application process, please see here.

Other international students

  • Motivation: Students must present a brief motivation letter, outlining their interest in the course (200 - 500 words).
  • CV/Resume: Students must submit a CV/Resume and current university transcripts and/or previous degree certificate with the application.

All students:

    • Class attendance is compulsory.
      All students are required to attend every session, arrive on time and be prepared for the class.
    • Read the assigned literature in advance.
      Active participation and thoughtful discussion require that you have read and are comfortable discussing the assigned reading materials.
    • Active participation in the course discussion is expected -it counts for a significant portion of the final grade. Your insight, perspective, experience and opinions will broaden the scope of the discussion and learning. In addition, it is just more fun (for everyone).
    • The classes require limited classroom time. Please be aware that course attendance and preparation require/demand your full-time commitment.  Attendance in a second course is not allowed. Any additional employment during the course is not recommended.
    • Students who miss more than one class will not earn any credits for the course.
    • In case of serious or sudden illness, please contact the Summer School Administration and the professor immediately. A doctor’s certificate is (generally) required.

    University of Basel students & exchange students:
    Absence without (advance) consent from the administration will receive a “NE (nicht erschienen/no show). The course will be listed in your Transcript of Record (online services) with the grade NE. Additionaly, you will be charged a fee of CHF 500.

    International students:
    The course fee is not refundable.



    University of Basel' students & exchange students:

    Due to the generosity of two sponsors, there is no course fee. However, course cancellations after 30 April 2024 will be charged CHF 500 for each course. See also Terms of Attendance. All late applications will incur a CHF 100 fee.

    International students:

    For international students without affiliations to the University of Basel, a CHF 500 course fee applies. You will receive an invoice payable within 30 calendar days. If the invoice is issued within eight weeks of the course start date, the invoice is due upon receipt.

    Course fees do not include travel or accommodation costs, insurance, course literature or other costs that may arise prior or during the period of the course(s).


      All students

      • Each course in the Summer School in Law Business and Economic Policy program rewards 3 ECTS credits upon successful completion of the examination.
      • Course attendance is mandatory. You are expected to attend every class.
      • Examination dates are published in the course directory.  Exams generally take place within one week of course completion.
      • Exams can be sit-in or take home, depending on the course.

      Students at the University of Basel & exchange students:

      • Absence without (advance) consent from the administration will receive a “NE (=nicht erschienen/no show). You will also be charged the external student course fee. For more details: see Terms of Attendance.
      • Course results will be stated on the transcript of records (Datenabschrift).
        Transcripts of records for the preceding semester are compiled in mid-February and mid-August and can be downloaded in PDF format from online services. Students who cannot access online services receive their transcripts by post.

      Students studying at faculties outside of Business and Economics, exchange students & international students:

      • It is the participant’s responsibility to verify the validity of the course and validate it at their home university prior to participating in a Summer School in Law, Business and Economy Policy program.
      • The Summer School in Law, Business and Economy Policy will not be held responsible if the credits fail to be recognized at the home institution.

      International students

      • A course certificate will be provided in order to gain modular ECTS credits.