Geography - Earth System Sciences, Ph.D. | University of Zurich | Zürich, Switzerland
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Geography - Earth System Sciences

36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
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At the centre of the Geography - Earth System Sciences PhD program offered at University of Zurich Graduate School in Geography is a written dissertation describing an original, independent scientific research project.


Study Geography and Earth System Sciences at University of Zurich 

The Geography - Earth System Sciences PhD 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

Courses include:
  • International Geochronolgy Summer School
  • Promotion Seminar
  • Research Forum on Political Geography
  • Research Forum on Biogeochemistry and Landscape Dynamics
  • Research Forum on Water, Cryosphere and Climate
  • Teaching Advanced Microscopy for Life Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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