B.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

36 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Biomedicine at University of Zurich is directed to all students with a strong interest for the sciences and medicine. The courses address those enjoying Chemistry, Physics and Biology, those interested in understanding the anatomy and function of the human body and those curious to learn how diseases arise, how diseases can be diagnosed and cured. 


Thereby, biomedicine contributes to unravel the functions and causes of diseases of the human body and to develop new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics. 

Biomedicine enables the translation of results from basic sciences to the clinical application and to ask new questions in basic sciences. 

Students should enjoy planning and performing experiments or to participate in clinical studies. Biomedicine is a real alternative to medicine, if you are mostly interested in applied medicial laboratory science. 

Biomedicine is not suited for students that failed to be accepted into Medical school and who wish to enter Medical School via Biomedicine.

There is no facilitated entry into Medical School from Biomedicine , acceptance into Medical School will depend on the general conditions set by the Faculty of Medicine. Very few courses from Biomedicine may be credited upon request to the Dean of Studies for Medicine. 

The University of Zurich has an international top position in Biology, medical sciences and clinical research at the University Hospital Zurich. Biomedicine builds on this strength. 

Career options

The Bachelor major degree in Biomedicine from University of Zurich qualifies for professional activities requiring a broad scientific background and knowledge on functions and diseases of the human body. 

The Bachelor degree can be followed by a master degree and dissertation. 

Graduates may work in research and teaching at Universities and affiliated hospitals, in research and services in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, or in teaching or transferring knowledge in biomedical areas, e.g. in continuous education or publishing. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 
  • Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

University of Zurich


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings