Computational Science, Ph.D. | University of Zurich | Zürich, Switzerland
36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
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The Computational Science PhD program from University of Zurich includes a written dissertation about the own independent scientific research project.


Study Computational Science at University of Zurich

  • The Computational Science PhD program from University of Zurich includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits.
  • Per year, the visit of at least one scientific congress or summer school, relevant to the own research area, is compulsory. The regular participation in weekly research seminars is strongly encouraged (no ECTS credits). 
  • The curricular part is determined individually for each doctoral student through the doctoral committee and focuses on the specific environment of the research area but also considers a general computational science education.
  • Additionally, doctoral students must take at least one teaching load in each semester. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Physics
  • Planet Formation
  • Teaching Advanced Microscopy for Life Science
  • Research Seminar Computational Science
  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Physics and Mathematics of Radiotherapy Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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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.
  • As a rule, the language of instruction in the PhD programs is English. 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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