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Life Science Zurich Graduate School

Application Process

If you want to apply to the Life Science Zurich Graduate School you are welcome to do so via our online application tool.

Applications sent by e-mail are not accepted.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Natural Sciences. You can also apply if you receive your master's degree within 6 - 9 months after the application deadline. In this case, please upload a copy of your Bachelor's degree or an academic transcript.

Only pdf files are allowed! (free online PDF converter)

The Life Science Zurich Graduate School can offer 80-100 PhD projects for each recruitment round. These are visible to all short-listed candidates.


Assessment and selection procedure

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their application and the letters of recommendation. Short-listed candidates will participate in a round of online interviews and may thereafter be invited for an in-person visit in Zurich. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and free accommodation in Zurich is provided.


Next interview dates

1 July 2023 deadline:

Wednesday through Friday of week 36, 2023



After having found a position in one of our programs you will have to register with either the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of your future mentor.


Weiterführende Informationen

Partnership with SIROP

Interested in finding a project for an internship, Master or PhD project? Have a look on the SiROP plattform: