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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #69 (QS) 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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Overview

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics
  • Lab Physics
  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Scientific Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

The following conditions must be fulfilled for the holder of a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate:

  • The sole educational objective of the upper secondary school was to prepare students to study at university level. In addition, the school-leaving certificate must represent the general higher education entrance qualification in its country of origin.

  • In terms of the educational content and duration of education, the school-leaving certificate must correspond to a Swiss maturity certificate (gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis). 

  • Depending on the type of certificate, the University of Zurich may determine that the prospective student must have achieved a minimum overall grade.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 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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Funding

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