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Registration to PSC Courses & Terms and Conditions

The Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC) offers many courses for PhD and Master's students. For a full list visit the course catalogue. Note that not all courses are offered each semester.

PSC Course Registration

PSC uses the ETH Zurich course registration system.

Choose ► Plant Sciences from the drop down menu to find information on available PSC courses.

For checking out the PSC courses that you registered for through this plattform, please have a look here:

Registration opens on June 1 and November 1.

  • Registration is possible until 4 weeks prior to course start.
  • Course participation is confirmed 4-5 weeks prior course start the latest. Cancellations are expected to be communicated immediately after the confirmation of participation has been send.
  • Approximately two weeks prior to the course, participants receive details about course logistics by email.

Please note: If offered PSC courses are also offered via the ETH course list (i.e., have an ETH Course list number), all PhD student enrolled at ETH (or who have a MyStudies account) MUST register via MyStudies directly.

Participation priority is given to PSC PhD students enrolled in the programs:

  • PSC PhD Program in Plant Sciences
  • PSC PhD Program in Science & Policy

If places are available, PhD students enrolled in other Life Science Zurich Graduate School PhD programs can join without any participation fee.

Course Fee

Most courses are free of charge for PhD students enrolled in the PSC PhD programs "Plant Sciences" and "Science & Policy"; as well as PhD programs part of the Life Science Zuerich Graduate School (LSZGS).

Registration of other PhD students (external and non-member PhDs) or Postdocs incurs a fee of CHF 300 for most transferable skill courses, summer schools, excursions is charged.

→ Exact course fees are published in the course registration system (login required).

Withdrawal from Courses / Cancellation

Cancellation of a course registration should be arranged with the PSC coordination office and is possible free of charge up to 2 weeks before the course starts.
Later cancellations and failure to attend or incomplete attendance without documented justification will incur a fee of 200 CHF.

Course Registration at other Institutions

The PSC PhD Program in Plant Sciences also organizes courses in cooperation with:

Life Science Zurich Graduate School

URPP Evolution in Action (UZH)

PhD Program Ecology


Courses offered by the following organisations can be fully accredited:

University of Zurich

PhD students at Uni Basel have to register first at UZH for  Module Mobility 

PhD  students at ETHZ have to register first at UZH as:

Special student "University of Zurich (UZH)"


Hochschuldidaktik at University of Zurich Didactica

Graduate Campus (GRC, UZH), first register for  Module Mobility!


• ETH Zurich

PhD students at Uni Basel have to register first at ETHZ as:

 Special student "University of Basel (UBa)"

PhD students at UZH have to register first at ETHZ as:

Special student "University of Zurich (UZH)"


• University of Basel GRACE


Excellent English language skills are a core requirement for a successful completion of the PSC PhD Program in Plant Sciences. University of Zurich and ETH Zurich offer language training.


Dr. Bojan Gujas,

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