B.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

36 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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Students choosing to study Chemistry at the University of Zurich will receive an education based on the needs of the economy and modern chemical and biochemical research. 


Chemistry is a fascinating and complex discipline. It covers the structural and functional diversity of our material world and the fascinating transformations these structures undergo. 

Chemistry explores the infinite world of the molecules found in nature and investigates the design and production of innovative substances to be used in a variety of fields, including information technology, pharmaceuticals or the textile industry.

Chemists develop ways of discovering - and altering - the essence of matter. 

The fundamental and comprehensive approach of chemistry makes it the basis for numerous other disciplines: biology, medicine, agronomy, food sciences and earth sciences could not manage without knowledge from chemistry. 

This makes a solid network with experts in other disciplines essential - and at the University of Zurich we provide ample opportunity for students to form close ties with other departments during their studies. The proximity of other institutes facilitates interdisciplinary scientific discussions. 

In addition, chemistry is a major economic factor. Large chemical companies as well as an increasing number of dynamic start-up companies are the driving forces behind this. 

We provide individual support and intensive instruction in an open and international environment. 

The Departement of Chemistry is very well-equipped for both teaching and research, having a large number of research and teaching assistants and generous laboratory space that is supplied with state-of-the-art computers, scientific machines and equipment. 

Career options

The Bachelor’s degree is a suitable qualification for entry into a career requiring a general scientific degree. Our world needs experts in chemistry across the entire range of human endeavor. 

Chemistry is the driving force for finance and the market, it has an influence on health and the environment, and makes significant contributions to the development of art and entertainment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Core elective modules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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