Free Cross-border Course Unit

Study “across the border” once a week


All undergraduate and certain masters students at the Université de Haute-Alsace are given the opportunity to take a Free Course Unit (free CU).

Within this framework, they may select a course from the range available at the University of Basel or the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Eucor – The European Campus partners). The free cross-border CU is taken over 1 or 2 semesters and is worth 3 ECTS credits to students without any requirement to validate the course taken at the partner university.

This free CU helps students to gain initial experience of mobility, find out how a German or Swiss university operates (course work, general organisation of university life), discover another discipline and/or prepare for subsequent studies, while improving their language skills.

Advantages of the Free Cross-Border CU
  • Take a course of your choosing at a Eucor – The European Campus member university
  • Make the most of support from NovaTris (choice of course, intercultural preparation)
  • Validate your CU at the UHA simply by giving a presentation of your intercultural experience
  • No enrolment fees or travel expenses to pay
FREE CUs | www. More information at Eucor – The European Campus


Case studies

I chose the free cross-border CU because I come from Brittany and I don’t know anything about cross-border life or what that means… I can say that my curiosity was rewarded. I’m glad, because with this course unit I was able to travel to Switzerland and it proved that it’s really very easy to travel beyond borders.Laura Le Monnier Le Page, Masters student in History and Contemporary Archive Management (FSESJ)
Studying at the University of Basel opened my eyes to another culture and gave me more self-confidence. I was able to improve my language skills, while discovering another way of life, another way of studying… This step strengthened my career plan which is to work in Basel as a chemical engineer. I’m currently planning to continue my Masters degree at the University of Basel.Lina Bessah, Bachelor’s student in Chemistry (FST)

*These comments have been translated from French.