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  
January 15  
April 15  
August 15  
November 15  

Please contact the PhD program coordinator if you want to apply via Track II. Only the coordinator can provide the link to the application tool and provide further information.

 

Admission fee

The PhD program in Biomedicine charges CHF 1’000 for each student newly accepted to the program - independent of the application track. This fee is charged to the PI of the new student and contributes to the costs for interviews, as well as for retreats, courses and special seminars established by the program to foster education of the students. The fee also helps to cover costs for providing continuous guidance, support and help for the students by the coordinator.