M.Sc. Infectious Diseases, Vaccinology and Drug Discovery

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR777 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR777 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Basel, Switzerland
The program comprises 18 months of formal teaching and research work, of which students will spend the first 4 months in Basel, Switzerland, attached to the Swiss TPH and the UoB-Biozentrum, before moving to Singapore for the research work and their selected course modules.



As the vacancies for this program are limited to a maximum of 4, candidates will be admitted based on the selection criteria of the Admission Committee of the National University of Singapore and the Teaching Committee for Biology of the University of Basel.

Upon completion of the program, successful students will receive an MSc degree from UoB. Selected students will be offered a stipend which covers the 18 months of studies, including tuition fees, research and travel expenses. The number of stipends is limited, and students may opt for self-funding.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR777 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR777 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • CHF 850 each semester.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Students will obtain a comprehensive insight into the basics of infectious diseases, as well as the strategies of vaccine designing and drug discovery. Lectures will complement a research project undertaken within leading laboratories at NUS and NITD.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine or a related subject (e.g. Microbiology, Immunology) with a minimum average degree of 5.0 (Swiss system). Basic knowledge in Parasitology/Infection Biology of at least 4 CP. Alternatively to the requirements mentioned before, the student can pass the GRE test in the area of “Quantitative Reasoning” provided the result is in the top score 35%.

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