Ph.D. On Campus

Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism

University of Zurich

36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
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Students of the Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism PhD program 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.


What you will learn

The Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism PhD program from University of Zurich 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.

Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism students at the University of Zurich 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Biochemistry (Advanced)
  • Life Sciences: Transcriptomics RNA-seq course
  • DNA Next Generation Sequencing – from theory to practice
  • Flow Cytometry 
  • Next Generation Sequencing Applied to Metagenomics
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Image Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

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
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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