M.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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The Master Program in Biostatistics from University of Zurich is based on the cooperation between the Institute of Mathematics and the Division of Biostatistics of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Zurich (UZH) and offers the only - to date - specialized program for the training of biostatisticians in Switzerland. - 


Currently such challenges emerge, for example, in environmental and infectious disease epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and especially in the rapidly expanding fields of genetics and genomics. - 

A statistician aiming to be successful at applying methodological developments in the life sciences has to be proficient in a wide variety of modern statistical techniques such as regression of correlated data, treatment of missing values, analysis of longitudinal and event time data, model selection and model validation, to name but a few. 

The Master Program in Biostatistics from University of Zurich is a specialized master and is hence open to students with (Bachelor) degrees from different fields with sufficient mathematical and statistical component in the curriculum such as, for example, mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics. 

The program provides students with a deeper scientific understanding and the capability to carry out independent scientific work in biostatistics. 

Career options

Carreer outlooks for biostatisticians are generally excellent, as for statisticians and professionals with quantitative skills in general. 

Graduates of the program at University of Zurich will be highly qualified for an occupation at universities or research institutes and in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Care Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Analysis of Longitudinal Data
  • R programming
  • Methods in Evidence Synthesis
  • Good Statistical Practice: Communication Skills

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to the admission committee of the Master Program in Biostatistics at UZH you need to compile the following documents :

  • application form 
  • motivation letter
  • complete CV
  • complete set of transcripts and diplomas: non-legalized copies are sufficient in the first step
  • detailed description of all your undergraduate (and graduate) mathematical classes: not only the title but a least a table of contents, ideally with number of total contact hours and as much information as possible on the grading system for international applicants
  • one letter of recommendation
  • finance plan (containing costs vs. income, e.g. using budget sheets from Google Docs)
  • proof of a sufficient level in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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