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Geography - Earth System Sciences, Ph.D.

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University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
At the centre of the doctoral programme Geography - Earth System Sciences from University of Zurich is a written dissertation describing an original, independent scientific research project. Typically, these projects are completed in 3 to 4 years (full-time).

Overview

At the centre of the Geography - Earth System Sciences from University of Zurich is a written dissertation describing an original, independent scientific research project. 

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The program 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. In addition, PhD candidates must contribute to the teaching program of the department (100-420 hours). 

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. 
  • 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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