International Biology Undergraduate Summer School Zurich

Applicants for BUSS 2022

The Application Portal for BUSS 2022 opens on 15 December, 2021 and closes on 15 February 2022.

The application portal for BUSS 2023 is closed

Objective of the summer school:


The Zurich Biology Undergraduate Summer School (BUSS) gives undergraduate students in the Life Sciences the chance to perform a significant research project in one of the participating laboratories of the University of Zurich or the University Hospital Zurich or Vetsuisse Faculty. Thanks to the intense curriculum of the BUSS, participating students not only become familiar with laboratory methods and theoretical principles, but also gain skills in scientific reasoning and scientific communication.

The BUSS is taught in English. Participation is open to all students during their Bachelor (BSc) studies. The program will cover travel expenses and housing costs of participants from abroad and from other Swiss universities. Participants from Zurich will be supported with a small in cash contribution covering some of their local expenses.

Besides the scientific and educational curricula, BUSS features an all inclusive three days retreat on the Swiss countryside, visits to Swiss research and science institutions, as well as a kick-off and closing event.

Duration: 9 weeks

Scientific director: Prof. Dr. Adrian Hehl
Program Coordinator: Audrey Peter