B.Sc. On Campus

Earth System Science

University of Zurich

36 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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Studying Earth System Science at University of Zurich teaches students to understand fundamental concepts and current developments in the subject. 


The Earth System Science program from University of Zurich provides a general education in natural sciences with a focus on Earth System Science, as well as the competence to work and think in a methodological-scientific way. 

Career options

The program 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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