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.
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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 May 2024 deadline:
Virtual interviews: Wednesday through Friday of week 24, 2024 (12-14 June 2024)
In-person visits: Wednesday through Friday of week 28, 2024 (10-12 July 2024)
1 November 2024 deadline:
Virtual interviews: Wednesday through Friday of week 50, 2024 (11-13 December 2024)
In-person visits: Wednesday through Friday of week 3, 2025 (15-17 January 2025)
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.