Ph.D. On Campus

Plant Science

University of Zurich

36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
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The Plant Sciences PhD program from University of Zurich includes a written dissertation about the own independent scientific research project.


Study Plant Sciences at University of Zurich

The Plant Sciences PhD 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Sciences: Transcriptomics RNA-seq course
  • Herbivore-Plant Interactions
  • Scientific Visualisation
  • Ecological Genomics and Molecular Adaptation
  • Next Generation Sequencing Applied to Metagenomics
  • Teaching Advanced Microscopy for Life Science

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.
  • 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.


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