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Earth System Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
Studying Earth System Science at University of Zurich teaches students to understand fundamental concepts and current developments in the subject. 
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Overview

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The Earth System Science program from University of Zurich provides students with a broad and foundational education in experimental and theoretical Earth System Sciences, that includes practical experience in measurement techniques and experimental methods as well as an understanding of Mathematics and applied informatics. 

The program conveys substantiated knowledge from current research projects. With their educational trajectories in mind, the program fosters students’ intellectual and communicative skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry,
  • Field courses
  • Excursions. 
  • Bachelor’s Thesis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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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