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.
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.
- Experimental Biochemistry
- Evolution and Biodiversity: Vertebrates and Plants
- Animal Behaviour
- Quantitative and Molecular Systems Biology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International1312 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
National1312 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
- Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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