This international Master/Ph.D. program of the University of Zurich is open to outstanding students, who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree in the Life Sciences. Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree in Biology or Biochemistry (possibly also in Bioinformatics or applied Mathematics). The program covers the entire spectrum of the Life Sciences and offers a comprehensive and challenging education in a broad range of research fields. All courses are taught in English. Financial support is provided in accordance with the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation for Ph.D. student salaries (around 40000 CHF per year).
Students in the fast-track Master’s program in life sciences will follow the curriculum in the biology or biochemistry Master’s program that suits best their scientific interests. After successfully completing the Master’s program, students may enter one of the PhD programs at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. Students can integrate the results obtained during the Master’s dissertation into their doctoral thesis, effectively shortening the duration of their PhD studies by about one year.
Applications for the spring semester are welcome until September 20, 2014 and for the fall semester until February 20, 2014.