Ph.D. On Campus

Geography - Earth System Sciences

University of Zurich

278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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At the centre of the doctoral program Geography - Earth System Sciences of the University of Zurich Graduate School in Geography is a written dissertation describing an original, independent scientific research project.



The Geography - Earth System Sciences program from University of Zurich also includes a curriculum encompassing 12 ECTS credits. 

Of these, 6 must be gained from a core set of mandatory courses including an introduction to the PhD process, exchanges over research themes in Geography and the opportunity to present individual research projects. 

The remaining 6 ECTS credits are gained through attendance of additional recommended courses offered within the framework of the Graduate School or the wider university. 

Programme Structure

  • PhD candidates must contribute to the teaching program of the department (100-420 hours).
  • Every doctoral student is advised by a PhD Committee consisting of at least three members, at least two of whom have the right to confer PhDs within the Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich.

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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.

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
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    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

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1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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