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Quantitative Finance

University of Zurich

24 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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Quantitative Finance graduates at University of Zurich will be familiar with the core concepts and questions relating to quantitative finance and will be able to implement analytical tools when examining problems taken from actual practice.


They will know how to apply the acquired concepts and methods in the context of project work and when confronting concrete problems. In addition, they will be able to present their results clearly, both orally and in writing. 

This Quantitative Finance study program from University of Zurich offers a specialization both in the basic economic principles of finance as well as in the application of probability theory, stochastic theory and numerical analysis in finance. The course generally takes three semesters and comprises 90 ECTS credits. 

The subject matter of each lecture is based on either economic theory for finance or mathematical methods for finance. 

The study program prescribes 33 credits from the compulsory modules and 27 credits from the core elective modules. 

In addition, students submit a written Master’s dissertation worth 30 credits (cooperation with businesses is desired.) 

The admission requirement is a bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree. Applicants must show evidence of a good basic grounding in finance and mathematics. 

This should be a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study, such as economics, mathematics, physics or engineering science. 

They should also possess a good command of English (level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

Career options

Graduates will have in-depth knowledge of quantitative finance and the ability to apply it appropriately in complex settings. 

They will be in a position to enter demanding careers in quantitative-oriented areas of the financial services industry as, for example, financial analysts, quantitative analysts, risk managers, portfolio managers, or financial consultants. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Banking
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Applied Business Modelling and Analytics
  • Applied Credit Risk Modeling
  • Applied Quantitative Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the degree program basically requires a Bachelor’s degree from a university or an equivalent degree. Applicants must have good knowledge of financial and mathematical notions. 
  • This requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study such as business and economics, mathematics, physics, or engineering. In addition, applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency (level C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). There is no entitlement to admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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