Mathematics, Ph. D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English, German (take IELTS)


Collaborating closely in research fields and programs in the past, the departments founded the Graduate School in 2003 to offer a common and internationally recognized PhD-education in all major areas of mathematics and hence extend and enrich the sense of community.

At this time we are working on a structured PhD-program including existing activities such as the Zurich Graduate Colloquium in Mathematics, several International Research Training Groups as well as graduate courses, research seminars, lectures, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The close cooperation with the FIM (Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik) and further special events will provide an international and challenging atmosphere. A broad spectrum of scholary activities completes the program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Zurich Graduate School in Mathematics covers a broad spectrum of research fields in mathematics.Research areas:
  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Insurance Mathematics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Number Theory
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Probability Theory
  • Scientific Computing
  • Statistics
  • Topology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The Zurich Graduate School in Mathematics only accepts online applications. Please refrain from sending paper based applications.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1102 International

Before beginning a PhD-program there is an application fee of 110,- CHF. The examination fee at the end is 380,-. The tuition fees are singular 1200,-CHF, they are payed at the end of the program.


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