12 months
1474 EUR/year
1474 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. 
  • 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
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or a degree that is at least equivalent from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The degree program must last at least three years (of regular full-time study: 180 ECTS credits or equivalent workload).
  • The diploma must be state-accredited (no equivalency certificates or university-internal confirmations of the successful completion of interim sections).
  • The diploma must grant entitlement to undertake a consecutive Master’s program at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.
  • You must fulfill the requirements of the Master’s study program in question; in other words, you must have the knowledge and skills required for the Master’s study program. 
  • These requirements are set on the basis of the quality, content and scope of, and the level of skills imparted in, one or more Bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Zurich.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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