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Biology

University of Zurich

36 months
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About

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.

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

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.

Funding

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