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To enrol for the Bachelor program (in French) or the Master program (in English) visit the English version of the Enrolment page on the web site of the Division de la formation et des étudiants. For all questions, please contact our student advisor .

To apply to start a doctoral work or a postdoctoral fellowship, choose a research group and contact the group leader directly.

Bachelor Program

The School proposes top-class bachelor programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The curriculum of the first three semesters is the same for our chemistry and biochemistry students, allowing a solid formation in the other discipline. Contact with the teachers and professors is facilitated by the moderate size of the classes. Beside lectures and tutorials, our students spend a large part of their time in the laboratory for practice in the various disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry. Our best students have the possibility to substitute some of the regular lab courses by an internship in a research group of the School.

Mid-term internships in the research groups are also encouraged from the second year.

Master Program

The School offers a prestigious program that welcomes national and international students with a BSc in chemistry or equivalent (Bologna compatible, min. 180 ECTS credits). Highlights include a personalized selection of advanced courses, research experience in cutting-edge research groups, and attractive merit opportunities.

Please also consult the MSc Chemical Biology offered by the NCCR.

For Excellence Masters Fellowships from the Werner Foundation, the Faculty of Science and the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please apply here (selected from the same applications).

Doctoral School

The School offers an internationally recognized program that focuses on cutting-edge research in one of the research groups. This independent research activity is complemented by personalized courses, journal clubs, departmental lectures, annual summer schools in the Swiss mountains, teaching opportunities and, last but not least, a vibrant city life, lake and mountains for evenings and weekends. The Doctoral School offers financially very attractive fellowships as well as eligibility for a Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship to continue education with a postdoctoral experience anywhere abroad. Admission is possible throughout the year.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The School offers very attractive fellowships. Applications are always welcome, please contact the individual group leaders for availabilities.

Alumni

Our former students usually find high-level employment without problems. Some prefer joining the leading regional or national industry (Actelion, Addex, DuPont Dow, Firmenich, Givaudan, JT, Lonza, MerckSerono, Nestlé, NovaBiochem, Novartis, Roche, Rolex, SICPA, Syngenta, etc) or join companies elsewhere in Europe or overseas. Others are now successful professors in Switzerland, Australia, Bolivia, France, Greece, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, UK and USA.