General Information

General Information


The Goetheanum Studium department is part of the General Anthroposophical Section, whose main research focus is Anthroposophy itself.

The General Anthroposophical Section is one of the eleven sections that constitute the School of Spiritual Science, which was founded at the Christmas Conference in 1923 together with the General Anthroposophical Society. The central task of the Section is anthroposophy itself, its essence and development - and the "problem of the human being" (Martin Buber) as a physical, soul and spiritual being.

General Anthroposophical Section

General conditions

As a rule, no previous education is required for study at the Goetheanum, apart from a good knowledge of the course language. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure a seminar-style study and individual support for students. Admission to the study programme takes place after submitting the application form and attending an admission interview.

Student residence

The Goetheanum has a student residence comprising six shared apartments and 36 furnished single rooms. The rooms are equipped with a single bed, wardrobe, shelf, desk with chair and lamp, armchair and a washbasin. Each shared apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, offers each student a locker to store their own food and a shared bathroom. The availability is limited.


Accommodation in the surroundings

On the Goetheanum website you may find a selection of accommodation options in the region. These range from simple guest rooms to hotels. You will also find youth hostels and other shared options.

See accommodation options

Living in Switzerland

Visa, preparation for entry, health insurance... We have gathered some useful information to prepare for your study trip to Switzerland here.

How to get at the Goetheanum

By train: from Basel SBB station in the direction of Laufen with the S3 to Dornach-Arlesheim, then continue with local bus 66 to the "Goetheanum" stop.

By tram: from Basel SBB with line 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station. Continue with local bus 66 to the "Goetheanum" stop.

By car: Motorway Basel direction Delémont, exit Reinach-Süd, signpost Dornach, then signpost Goetheanum. There is a charge for parking at the Goetheanum (also in the evening and on weekends and public holidays).

Parking: Day tickets can be purchased inexpensively at the Goetheanum reception. Full-time students can purchase a monthly parking permit for a special price at the Goetheanum reception.

On foot: 15 minutes from Dornach-Arlesheim railway station.


Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is urgently advised to regularly check with the relevant authorities about the current and sometimes rapidly changing regulations. Please inform yourself about possible adjustments to the study programme.

Contact Us

Goetheanum Studium
Studies and Further Education

Phone: (+41) 76 415 65 56

Rüttiweg 45 | 4143 Dornach, Switzerland