Ph.D. On Campus

Chinese Studies

University of Zurich

278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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The Chinese Studies degree program from University of Zurich requires participants to conduct independent research, write a PhD thesis, and to perform coursework worth a total of 12 ECTS credits. 


Program outcomes include acquiring subject-specific skills in the area of specialization and improving research methodology. 


Graduates from the Chinese Studies degree program from University of Zurich acquire transferable skills (i.e. university-level teaching, science communication, leadership skills). 

In addition to promoting publications in scholarly journals and the ability to present research findings in academic contexts these skills enable participants to develop the personal skill sets necessary for a successful career in research or in another demanding profession. 

To assure high quality, participants receive excellent support from a supervision committee made up of experts in the field.

Programme Structure

Graduates acquire transferable skills:

  • university-level teaching
  • science communication
  • leadership skills

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Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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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