Master Program

The Department offers a prestigious program that welcomes national and international students with a BSc in chemistry or equivalent (Bologna compatible, min. 90 credits ECTS). Highlights include a personalized selection of advanced courses, research experience in cutting-edge research groups, and attractive merit opportunities. The MS Program is in English. Applications should be directed to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; for enquiries please contact our secretariat.

Doctoral School

The Department 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. The Doctoral School is in English. Admission is possible throughout the year. To apply, please select a research group and contact the group leader directly.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

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


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.