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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The study of Physics at University of Zurich offers students a broad foundational education in experimental and theoretical Physics, which includes practical experience in measurement techniques and experimental methods as well as knowledge of Mathematics and applied Informatics.
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Studying Physics is a good start in science: physics acts as a foundation for the majority of natural sciences. The most important prerequisites for studies are an interest in the fundamental questions of nature, enthusiasm and a little ability. University of Zurich can offer you a broad basic education in experimental and theoretical physics that also covers practical experience in measurement engineering, experimental methods and training in mathematics and application-oriented information technology. 

Career options:

The studies prepare physicists not only for scientific research. On completion of their degree they are also very much in demand in business, banks and insurance companies, as research managers or patent lawyers, in telecommunications and optical firms, etc., as system analysts and all-rounders 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic courses on
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Experimental Physics.
  • Theoretical Physics. 
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analysis
  • Mechanical workshop course
  • Bachelor's research project

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate gained in a signatory state to the Lisbon Recognition Convention that corresponds only partly to a Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate in terms of the educational content and duration of education
  • Complementary Examination set by the Swiss Higher Education Institutions (ECUS)
  • Anyone who holds a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate gained in a state which has not signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention must generally also pass the complementary examination set by the Swiss higher education institutions (ECUS) to be admitted to a Bachelor’s study program. 
  • Country-Specific Admission Requirements
  • Proof of Admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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