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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

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University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The ZNZ International PhD Program in Neuroscience from University of Zurich includes a written dissertation about the own independent scientific research project. 

Overview

The Neuroscience program from University of Zurich provides training in modern neuroscience disciplines and it is designed for students interested in pursuing a professional career in neuroscience. Since program participants originate from different biomedical branches, one key element of the program is the development of skills of communication, interaction with other scientists, and scientific writing. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Course work with a minimum of 12 ECTS credits is required. In the first year, the Introductory Course in Neuroscience, parts I and II, is mandatory. The participation in a two-day doctoral retreat is obligatory. The closely supervised thesis work will provide the experience of conducting a substantial piece of original research. 

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. There is no general right to be granted admission to a PhD program. 
  • 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

    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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