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Biology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #69 (QS) Zürich, Switzerland
The pioneering discoveries and developments in biology over the past decades have changed our perception of the world. The dynamic progress of biological research is unbroken. This is why Biology is one of the most exciting university degree programs you can study at University of Zurich.
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Overview

The BSc in Biology at University of Zurich offers a general education in natural sciences, knowledge of all branches of research in biology and the ability to think and work methodically and scientifically. 

The institutes of our division of Biology, together with the medical-biological institutes of the Faculty of Medicine, offer an extremely wide range of biological specializations. Further, study structures in specialized studies of biology (as of the 5th semester) between the University and ETHZ are fully compatible. This renders Zurich one of the world's top locations for studying biology. 

Career options:

With a BSc in biology, graduates have the necessary theoretical and practical qualifications for the Master's degree course in one of the consecutive Master's concentrations in biology, and depending on the choice of optional core modules, for the Master's program in biomedicine, biochemistry and specialized Master programs such as biostatistics or environmental science. The first degree of BSc in biology is also suitable for a start in all types of training and education programs of private and public companies. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biochemistry
  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Evolution and Biodiversity: Vertebrates and Plants
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Quantitative and Molecular Systems Biology

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

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

Funding

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