UZH Summer School: Deep dive into Blockchain

Deep Dive into Blockchain – Linking Economics, Technology and Law (Online Course)

Course Description

This online summer school program will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field. Blockchain-based systems, with cryptocurrencies as the most prominent example, have disrupted and reshaped the way we now think about digital finance and other similar applications, such as supply chains. Blockchain and related technologies allow to store sequential, trustful information without enforced consensus by central authorities or trustees. 
For a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. This is exactly what the UZH Blockchain Center offers during the three weeks of this course: you will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, we will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics. 
But most importantly, the program is highly interactive, with both theory and hands-on practice sessions offered by blockchain experts from Switzerland, Austria, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom!

You can find detailed information including a preliminary schedule in our Course Description. (PDF, 595 KB)

  • Hosting Institute: UZH Blockchain Center
  • Course Director: Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Target Audience: Advanced Bachelor students and Master students

Entry Requirements, Application Process and Regulations

Entry Requirements

  • Master students or good Bachelor students who have completed their first year of study are encouraged to apply. This course is open to students of all subject areas, preferably from the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Banking and Finance, Economics Business or Law. Students from other fields of study with a strong technical and analytical background are welcome.
  • Students should have a strong interest in Data Science. Basic knowledge of programming is not required, but desirable.

Application Process

Applications are open until 10 May 2020. To apply, please complete the online application form and send your application documents (PDF, 49 KB)to


UZH International Summer Schools 2020 Regulations (Online Format) (PDF, 62 KB)

UZH Students please note that it is possible to register for this summer program directly via the regular module booking tool. Additional information on the course can be found in the course catalogue.
Participation in the UZH International Summer School is free of charge for UZH students. In return we expect some organizational support in running the summer school.

Fees and Discounts


The regular fee for this summer school is CHF 1,500.

  • The fee includes: Tuition and application fee; final certificate; study trips; a digital social program that will foster your intercultural competence.


Generous scholarships are available for talented students.
State your interest in getting a scholarship in your motivation letter. Once we have received your application, we will notify you of any potential discounts available to you.

Schedule and Classes

Please refer to our detailed Course Description. (PDF, 595 KB)
Note: The program may be subject to change.

Technical Requirements

To follow this online summer school, you will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. Due to daily video conferences, we highly recommend high speed broadband access for the optimal learning experience. 
The course content will be provided via one learning platform (most probably Microsoft Teams). We will invite you to join this platform before the online summer school starts. Some livestream sessions might be provided via Zoom. Make sure these applications work on your computer / in your region. (Please note that we cannot provide technical support during the online summer schools.)

Online Summer School

In response to the global situation with COVID-19, we will not be able to host our summer schools with a physical presence of students.This summer program will be provided online.

Key Points

  • Dates: 05 – 24 July 2020
  • Credits: 6 ECTS 
  • Target audience: Advanced Bachelor students and Master students 
  • Subject area: Economics, Finance, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Law (Students from other fields of study with a strong interest in the topic are also welcome to apply).
  • Tuition fee: CHF 1,500 
  • Generous scholarships are available. State your interest in getting a scholarship in your motivation letter.

Speakers and Industry Partners

Find an overview of speakers and lecturers and companies involved in the the Online Summer School “Deep Dive into Blockchain”

Program 2020


Apply now! Complete the online application form and send us your application documents.


Carmen Richard
International Relations Office
Raemistrasse 71
CH-8006 Zurich