Students who have been accepted for a PhD position in a PSC member's group, refer to "Track II" instructions below.
Once a professor/group leader has identified a suitable PhD candidate, s/he holds a formal admission interview with the applicant. The interview is conducted in the presence of at least one additional group leader or faculty member. The supervisor at University of Zurich and ETH Zurich also fills out a short interview protocol (template (PDF, 64 KB)) to be submitted to the PSC together with the registration form (PDF, 196 KB).
Note: University of Basel PhD candidates do not need this interview protocol. Simply submit the PSC registration form to join the PhD program in Plant Sciences OR Science and Policy.
Students entering via Track II who wish to join a PSC PhD program should register within three months of enrolling, using the PSC registration form (PDF, 196 KB). However, registering later is possible.
File an application via the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
Applications are evaluated by an admission committee. Selected candidates are invited for an interview, to be held in Zurich in early January (November 1st, deadline) or in July (May 1st, deadline).
Final acceptance for a PhD position depends on:
After the successful recruitment by a Professor, please submit your signed registration form (PDF, 196 KB) to the PSC.
For questions about the Track I process (e.g. positions, application, interview, etc.), please consult the FAQ section of LSZGS.