What will I learn?

The doctoral program in systems biology includes a written dissertation about the own independent scientific research project and is usually completed in three to four years (full-time). The program includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits. The curricular part is determined individually for each doctoral student in agreement with the thesis supervisor. Students must attend at least two of the systems biology program’s block courses totaling at least 6 credit points.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (12 ECTS Credits)

Tuition fees
Fr300.00 (US$ 301) per year
CHF 150 per semester
Start date

Expected February, September 2020

Venue

Irchel Campus

University of Zurich,

Winterthurerstrasse 190,

Zurich,

8057, Switzerland

Full Time (12 ECTS Credits)

Tuition fees
Fr300.00 (US$ 301) per year
CHF 150 per semester
Start date

Expected February, September 2020

Venue

Oerlikon Campus

Affolternstrasse 56 (AFL),

Zurich,

8050, Switzerland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to doctoral study is a Master's degree from a university or an equivalent degree. There is no general right to be granted admission to a PhD program. Admission may be made contingent on conditions and/or restrictions in the form of additional coursework. Conditions must be met prior to admission to doctoral study; restrictions may be fulfilled during doctoral study. Other English language requirements: The level C1 corresponds to the score of a test or title of a certificate listed below: TOEFL - paper-based score of 600, TOEFL - computer-based score of 250, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE).

For international students

The main requirement for admission to doctoral study is a Master's degree from a university or an equivalent degree.

Recognized Language Certificates for English

The University of Zurich recognizes the following language certificates for English that correspond to level C1 or higher in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): IELTS Academic - 7; TOEFL Physical (paper) - 600; TOEFL Digital - 250; TOEFL Online - 100; Cambridge Proficiency (CPE); Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE).

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