PhD Courses & Terms of Participation

Course Registration

  • Courses are posted at the beginning of July (for autumn term) or December (for spring term).
  • Online registration is possible as soon as courses are posted and until 4 weeks prior to course start.
  • Course participation is confirmed at the beginning of each semester. Approximately two weeks prior to the course, participants receive details about course logistics by email.

Course Fee

Most courses are free of charge for PSC PhD students enrolled in the programs:

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

For other PhD students: 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.

https://www.ethz.ch/services/en/service/courses-continuing-education.html

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Priority for participation

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

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

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

Withdrawal from courses / Cancellation

Cancelling a course registration is possible up to 4 weeks prior to course start free of charge. Thereafter, cancellation will incur a fee of CHF 60 (payment due within 10 days of cancellation).

Failure to attend a course without prior cancellation at least 4 working days before course start will be charged with a fee of CHF 150. 

Cancellations should be arranged with the PSC coordination office psc_phdprogram@ethz.ch. Incomplete attendance without documented justification will be fined CHF 60 per missed day.

Complete PSC list of courses

Note that some courses are offered once a year or less frequent.

Plan ahead and check-out the full PSC course catalogue.  There you find course descriptions.

Currently available PSC courses

PSC uses the ETH Zurich course registration system.

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

https://www.ethz.ch/services/en/service/courses-continuing-education.html

Registration usually opens on July 1st and December 1st.

Contact

Dr. Luisa Last, psc_phdprogram@ethz.ch