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Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
Participating students of the Evolutionary Biology program from University of Zurich usually complete their degree in three to four years. 

Overview

Following MNF doctorate regulations, students at the Evolutionary Biology program from University of Zurich must have annual meetings with their doctoral committee and must write a dissertation about their independent scientific research project to graduate successfully.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-3 years

  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The program includes a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits, of which four have to be obtained through transferable skills courses. In addition, attendance of the survey course "Topics in Evolutionary Biology" (1 ECTS credit) and participation in at least one of the annual retreats organized by the program (no ECTS credits) is compulsory. Further compulsory courses can be determined individually by the doctoral committee.

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. There is no general right to be granted admission to a PhD program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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