Ph.D. On Campus

Plant Science

University of Basel

36 months
618 EUR/year
618 EUR/year
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The PhD Program in Plant Sciences from the University of Basel is a joint program and offers training in frontier topics relating to molecular plant biology, environmental sciences, systematic botany and agronomy.


Plant Sciences from the University of Basel structured curriculum offers training in frontier topics of the plant sciences, including molecular biology, environmental sciences, ecology and agronomy. It also provides opportunities to acquire transferable skills for careers in and outside of academia.

Graduates with Plant Sciences from the University of Basel will develop:

  • A willingness and ability to learn and acquire knowledge.
  • An ability to be creative, innovative and original in your approach to research.
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness.
  • Self-awareness and the ability to identify own training needs.
  • Self-discipline, motivation, and thoroughness.
  • An ability to recognize boundaries and draw upon/use sources of support as appropriate.
  • Show initiative, work independently and be self-reliant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant physiology, cell and molecular biology of plants
  • Genetic and epigenetic regulation in plants
  • Crop Health and plant health
  • Plant symbioses
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functions
  • Physiological plant Ecology and climate Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a university Master's degree (or equivalent) before starting the Plant Sciences program. Please note that we do not accept degrees from Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen).
  • Applicants must have strong English skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    618 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 309 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    618 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 309 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Doctoral candidates are charged a fee of CHF 350 each semester.

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 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.

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