Ph.D. On Campus

Drug Discovery

University of Zurich

278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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The doctoral program Drug Discovery at the University of Zurich under the umbrella of the Life Science Graduate School Zurich includes a written dissertation about an independent scientific research project. 



The doctoral program Drug Discovery at the University of Zurich includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits.

The compilation of the curricular activities is determined individually by the student and the doctoral committee.

Generally, the doctoral regulations of the respective university have to be fulfilled.

Programme Structure

  • The curricular part includes the compulsory attendance of the lecture series "Topics in Drug Discovery", the participation in the regular retreats of the program, as well as the completion of selected Master/PhD courses offered by the ETHZ or UZH.

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to doctoral study is governed by the ordinance on admission to studies at the University of Zurich (Verordnung über die Zulassung an der Universität Zürich VZS). 
  • The main requirement for admission to doctoral study is a Master's degree from a university or an equivalent degree. Each PhD project must receive approval from a professor at the Faculty of Science or from a person who has the right to confer a PhD at the Faculty of Science. There is no general right to be granted admission to a PhD program. 
  • All applicants whose native language is not English, or whose prior studies have not been conducted in English, are required to provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester
  • Tuition fee is 150 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.


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