Procedures Science & Policy

Procedures and Important Documents

Please adhere to the PhD program guidelines (PDF, 185 KB) (PDF, 687 KB). The document contains a full explanation of procedures that students have to adhere to in order to accomplish their PhD studies.

Important Documents and Admission to the PSC PhD Program

The table below is a checklist of documents to be submitted for your PhD studies. Follow submission instructions on each document; please also provide a copy of each document to the PSC coordination office.

Requirements for Completion of the PhD Program Science and Policy

All PhD students must follow the regulations of their home institution (university) as well as the complementary regulations of the PSC PhD Program in Science and Policy Guidelines.

Find out which courses you have to take on the Curriculum submenu.


PSC PhD Program Certification

The PSC issues a certification stating that you successfully completed a structured PhD program in Plant Sciences (in accordance with the PSC guidelines). This document will be provided after you have received your Doctoral Degree Certificate from your home university.

For the PSC certification students are required to:

  • Upload their course certificates of all completed courses (at least 12 ECTS) or participation documents to DissGo (pdfs, Milestone Curriculum)
  • send their PhD certificate to the PSC coordination office (pdf):

Issuing the certification generally takes 1 to 2 weeks.

Course Fees

Science and Policy courses are free of charge for PhD students enrolled in the following PhD programs: Science and Policy (priority), Plant Sciences and all other PhD programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, if space is available.

External and non-member PhD participants are welcome, although a fee is charged. Inquire about course fees prior to signing up by contacting the PSC coordinator.