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Cancer Biology, Ph.D.

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University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
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.

Overview

To be admitted to the Cancer Biology program from University of Zurich, the students must hold a Master Degree in biological sciences and pass an admission interview. 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • During the course of the studies, 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. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    150 EUR/semester
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  • EU/EEA

    150 EUR/semester
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Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
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