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Plant Science, Ph.D.

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University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The Plant Sciences program from University of Zurich includes a written dissertation about the own independent scientific research project.
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Overview

Structure

The Plant Sciences program from University of Zurich aims to broaden the skill base of PhD students and to strengthen their research competence in the plant sciences with workshops on frontier research skills methods and techniques in plant sciences / statistical methods / research management / communicating and disseminating science / professional conduct / finance, funding and resources/ professional and career development / dialogue of science and public. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

The program includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits composed of: 

  • the colloquium "Challenges in Plant Sciences" 
  • a choice of intense scientific courses on frontier scientific and methodological topics in the plant sciences
  • a selection of transferable skill

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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.
  • 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

  • International

    142 EUR/semester
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  • EU/EEA

    142 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 142 EUR per semester and a duration of .
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  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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