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Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
Students of the PhD programme Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism carry out their PhD studies either at the ETH or the University of Zurich under the specific institutional regulations. The core of the PhD studies is the completion of a research project in one of the participating groups and the writing of a scientific dissertation.

Overview

The PhD studies usually take four years and also include a curricular part of at least 12 ECTS credits. The composition of the curricular part is decided jointly with the supervisor of the dissertation but it includes a mandatory course on biophysical methods organized by the PhD program.

PhD students attend a yearly retreat organized by the PhD program and usually also at least one relevant scientific conference within the course of their dissertation. Besides their research activities PhD students are also involved in the institution specific teaching of undergraduates.

The Biomelecular Structure and Mechanism programme is offered at the University of Zurich.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course overview:

PhD students attend a yearly retreat organized by the PhD program and usually also at least one relevant scientific conference within the course of their dissertation. Besides their research activities PhD students are also involved in the institution specific teaching of undergraduates. 

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

  • 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. Admission may be made contingent on conditions and/or restrictions in the form of additional coursework.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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