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Studies in Biology


The regular study time for the Bachelor in Biology at ETH is three years, during which you gain an extensive theoretical and practical background in Biology through various lectures, practicals and specialized lab courses. The first two years consist of obligatory subjects in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, while the third year is distinguished by the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of in-depth lectures (concept courses) and lab courses (block courses). You can learn more about the structure of Biology studies here.

Taster Days and Lab Tours

To get a taste of how Biology is studied at ETH, the VeBiS organizes a yearly Orientation day for those interested in studies. You will get to see the ETH campus, visit a lecture and ask any questions to current Biology students on site.

The Department of Biology also provides an opportunity to have a sneak peek at lectures (from the old and new curricula) and to take a digital lab tour of some research labs.

Students' Experience

Many newly incoming students have great impressions of studying at ETH and getting through the notorious first year. Here, you can find out more about the impressions our students had about their first year of Biology and ETH in general.

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Further Links

Informationen der ETH Zürich zum Bachelorstudiengang Biologie mit vielen weiteren Themen zum Rumstöbern, wie zum Beispiel was ihr für das Biologiestudium mitbringen solltet, weitere Erfahrungsberichte von Studierenden und Erzählungen aus der Berufswelt von Absolventinnen und Absolventen findet ihr here.

Kontaktdaten des Studiensekretariats des D-BIOL (das Biologiedepartment der ETH Zürich) sowie die Wegleitung und Reglemente zum Biologiestudium findet ihr here.