What is the objective of Food Sciences?
The goal of Food Science is to ensure the nutrition of people all around the globe. The issue of nutrition and the human need for health and well-being are therefore at the centre of this discipline.
What are the benefits of the Food Science programme at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology?
Graduates of Food Science are experts with an interdisciplinary overview of the entire food chain, from raw materials to the well-being of consumers. Graduates are trained in
- the model-based and application-oriented description of basic procedures and technical production processes for food
- the principles for the production, processing, preservation and storage of food the role of microorganisms,
- the elements and structures of raw materials and products and their behaviour in all processing steps, and
- the interaction between health and nutrition.
The professional competency is defined by the Major. The following Majors are available:
- Food Processing
- Food Quality and Safety
- Nutrition and Health
- Human Health, Nutrition and Environment
In addition to the selected Major, personal preferences can be selected as follows:
- Choice of one Minor and Electives, or
- Choice of two Minors
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Minor courses offer knowledge and training beyond the core subject. The following minors are offered:
- Food Biotechnology
- Food Chemistry
- Food Microbiology
- Food Physics
- Food Process Design
- Food Sensory Science and Consumer Behavior
- Food Toxicology
- Public Health Nutrition
- Safety and Quality in Agri-Food Chain
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Food Sciences
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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