Ph.D. On Campus

Cancer Biology

University of Zurich

278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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The Cancer Biology program from University of Zurich trains participating students towards a PhD (Dr. sc. nat. or Dr. sc. ETH Zürich) in basic or clinical cancer research. In the course of the studies, the students’ scientific achievements actively contribute to the success of cancer research in Zurich.



During the Cancer Biology program from University of Zurich, the students must acquire at least 12 ECTS credits, and attend four mandatory courses and one students’ retreat. 

Furthermore, the PhD students are required to hold regular meetings with their thesis committee.

Programme Structure

  • The original research carried out during the course of the studies must be described in a PhD thesis, which is externally reviewed. 
  • Subject to a positive review, the students must defend the thesis in a public presentation that is followed by a closed examination by the responsible faculty members.

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

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.


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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