Ph.D International Ph.d. Programs in the Life Sciences

at University of Zurich in Switzerland

To be eligible for the Ph.D. programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of natural sciences, medical sciences, computer sciences or engineering. Applicants admitted to the programs will have to register with either the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future mentor.

Application Process
Online application STEP 1 and STEP 2

Research groups within the Life Science Zurich Graduate School provide financial support in accordance with the Ph.D. student salary set by the Swiss National Science Foundation (at present CHF 39’600.- in the 1st year; 42’600.- in the 2nd year; 45’600.- in the 3rd and 4th year). Please note that these are gross amounts from which approx. 15 % will be deducted for social security, taxes, etc., not including the private health insurance which is compulsory (approx. 250.- to 300.-/month depending on the scheme you choose). The income is generous compared to international standards and sufficient to make a decent living in Zurich. Living costs (including accommodation, health insurance, transport, meals) sum up to approx. CHF 2’000 per month.

For further information please contact the LSZGS administrator:

Life Science Zurich Graduate School

Dr. Susanna Bachmann

University of Zurich

Institute of Molecular Biology

Winterthurerstrasse 190

8057 Zürich

Fax: ++41 44 635 68 61

Email: gradschool@lifescience.uzh.ch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline: July 1st, 2009
Open to: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of natural sciences, medical sciences, computer sciences or engineering
Funding: CHF 39’600.- in the 1st year


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