University of Zurich

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Biomedicine at University of Zurich is directed to all students with a strong interest for the sciences and medicine. The courses address those enjoying Chemistry, Physics and Biology, those interested in understanding the anatomy and function of the human body and those curious to learn how diseases arise, how diseases can be diagnosed and cured.


Biomedicine bridges between disciplines by combining quantitative methods from sciences and clinical research to answer questions from basic and clinical medicine. Thereby, biomedicine contributes to unravel the functions and causes of diseases of the human body and to develop new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics. Biomedicine enables the translation of results from basic sciences to the clinical application and to ask new questions in basic sciences. 

Students at University of Zurich should enjoy planning and performing experiments or to participate in clinical studies. Biomedicine is a real alternative to medicine, if you are mostly interested in applied medicial laboratory science. 

Biomedicine is not suited for students that failed to be accepted into Medical school and who wish to enter Medical School via Biomedicine. There is no facilitated entry into Medical School from Biomedicine , acceptance into Medical School will depend on the general conditions set by the Faculty of Medicine. Very few courses from Biomedicine may be credited upon request to the Dean of Studies for Medicine. The University of Zurich has an international top position in Biology, medical sciences and clinical research at the University Hospital Zurich. Biomedicine builds on this strength. 

Career options:

The MSc is the qualification required for all academic biomedicine professions and meets the scientific requirements for admission to the Study Program for the Teaching Diploma for Secondary Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Modelling cultural evolution
  • Discovering Statistics using R
  • Primate Behavior - Empirical Research
  • Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease
  • Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology

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IELTS or TOEFL needed




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following academic degrees exempt the holder from having to pass any further examinations for admission to the a Master’s degree course: -A Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich, whereby the Faculty determines which types of the Bachelor's degree are required for admission to the respective Master's degree courses
  •  Further possibilities for admission to a Master’s degree course: the Faculty assesses all other qualifications, in particular those from universities of applied sciences, according to its own criteria, whereby. The principle of equal treatment applies to assessing the equivalence of Bachelor's degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of  .

Tuition fee is 720 CHF.


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