According to section 22 of the Bylaws of the University of Basel (in German only) of 3 May 2012 (as of 20 February 2014):
Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers of the University of Basel automatically become members of "avuba" upon their employment or enrolment.
Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who do not wish to become members of "avuba" must notify the Rectorate in writing. They thereby waive their rights of participation.
avuba membership fee
Members pay a bi-annual membership fee that is determined by the General Meeting. The membership currently amounts to 15 Swiss Francs per semester.
In accordance with resolution passed by the Rectorate on January 15, 2013, all assistants will be charged the membership fee starting in the fall semester 2013.
Doctoral researchers in their first matriculated semester are not required to pay the avuba membership fee.
Assistants who do not wish to be a member of avuba and who did not expressly refuse avuba membership at the interview stage, must send written notification of this to the University Rectorate (Rektorat, Petersgraben 35, Postfach, 4001 Basel).
According to the Rectorate's resolution of April 29, 2014, members who wish to resign must submit their notification
- by November 30, with effect as of the following spring semester
- by April 30, with effect as of the following fall semester