Application & admission

Application is possible in two ways:

 

1. Via the Life Science Zurich Graduate School LSZGS, Track I
(for students without PhD project)

Applications are evaluated by the admission committee of the PhD Program in Biomedicine (BioMed) to identify and select the best candidates. Some candidates may be contacted by Skype as part of the evaluation process. The selected candidates are invited for an interview (accommodation and travel expenses are covered by the LSZGS).  During the interviews candidates have the opportunity to visit group leaders with open PhD positions to find a position. Candidates accepted by the BioMed program and a PI should start work within six months of acceptance to the program. Candidates accepted to a PhD program are automatically accepted to the other PhD programs of the LSZGS and can change the program if the chosen PhD position is closer to the topic of another PhD program of which the PI is a member.


Rejected applications cannot be resubmitted.

Deadline for application Interview date
July 01 1st week in September
December 01 1st week in February


Overview procedure application LSZGS
direct link to application tool


2. Directly to the PhD Program, Track II
(for students who already have found a position as PhD student in the lab of a BioMed PI)

After a student and a PI have agreed on a PhD position and project in the research field of Biomedicine, the student can apply to the PhD program via Track II. Applications are preferentially done before the students starts to work in the lab, but no later than 3 months thereafter.
Applications are evaluated by the admission committee of the PhD Program in Biomedicine (BioMed). The selected candidates are invited for an interview.


Rejected applications cannot be resubmitted.

Deadline for application Interview date
January 15 1st week in February
April 15 end of April
August 15 1st week in September
November 15 end of November


Please contact the PhD program coordinator if you want to apply via Track II.

direct link to application tool