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.
Interview dates for 1 December 2021 deadline: 9 - 11 February 2022
Interview dates for 1 July 2021 deadline: 7 - 9 September 2022
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.