Ph.D. On Campus

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Zurich

36 months
278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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The doctoral program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of Zurich includes the writing of a dissertation on the own independent scientific research project and is usually completed in three to four years (full-time). 


Students are trained as methodologists with specialized skills in designing, conducting and analyzing studies in a biomedical research context, their interdisciplinary knowledge in the bio-medical sciences is broadly extended and they are required to gain broader competencies in a research context. 


The Epidemiology and Biostatistics program from University of Zurich includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits, which is determined individually for each doctoral student through the thesis committee and focuses on the specific environment of the research area but also considers general research competences in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as the acquisition of transferable skills for the professional development inside and outside of academic institutions. 

It is mandatory to actively participate at least twice in the "Epidemiology and Biostatistics Methods Seminar". 

Programme Structure

  • The Participation at conferences and research seminars, preparation of scientific publications and the presentation of own research results at internal seminars are not awarded ECTS credits, nevertheless these activities are intrinsic. 
  • Additionally, doctoral students must participate in the teaching activities of their institution.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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