Ph.D. On Campus

Microbiology and Immunology

University of Zurich

36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Microbiology and Immunology PhD program from University of Zurich includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits. 


Study Microbiology and Immunology at University of Zurich

The Microbiology and Immunology PhD program from University of Zurich under the umbrella of 'Life Science Graduate School Zurich' includes a written dissertation about an independent scientific research project and is usually completed in 3-4 years.

The curricular part includes the compulsory attendance of the 'MIM Introductoryv course as well as the completion of selected Master/PhD courses offered by the ETHZ or UZH or of project- relevant national or international courses. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Research Retreat in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Life Sciences: Transcriptomics RNA-seq course
  • DNA Next Generation Sequencing – from theory to practice
  • Translational Medicine: Infection & Immunity
  • Neuroimmunology and MS Research

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

  • 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. 
  • As a rule, the language of instruction in the PhD programs is English. 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • 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.


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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