Ph.D. On Campus

Psychology (individual doctorate)

University of Zurich

278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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The Psychology (individual doctorate) at the University of Zurich requires participants to conduct independent research, write a PhD thesis, and to perform coursework worth a total of 12 ECTS credits. 


Program outcomes include acquiring subject-specific skills in the area of specialization and improving research methodology. 


With the Psychology (individual doctorate) at the University of Zurich graduates acquire transferable skills (university-level teaching, science communication, building networks, leadership skills, international experience). 

In addition to promoting publications in scholarly journals and the ability to present research findings in academic contexts, the program enables participants to develop the personal skill sets necessary for a successful career in research or in another demanding profession. 

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum can be adapted to individual interests. 
  • To assure high quality, program participants receive excellent support from a PhD committee made up of experts in the field. 

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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