The PhD program aims to provide comprehensive, internationally competitive training in the theory and practice of experimental research as well as in-depth specialist knowledge of the individually selected research area. It directs the students towards independent scientific work and enables them to assume scientific responsibility.
Research training is available in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Neuroscience.
Applicants should possess a Master's degree, or equivalent, in Life Sciences or related areas, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Medicine.
Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)
The research project is carried out in a laboratory affiliated to one of the participating Faculties or at a research institution recognized by the GCB.
In addition to the research work, the training program requires a minimal number of 6.0 ECTS credit points which can be obtained by participating in approved, project related courses, workshops, seminars and lectures.
The PhD program of the GCB grants each candidate a completely tailor-made training, in order to match specific needs and individual interests in relation to the planned research project.
The selection of courses is decided upon at a meeting between the candidate, the supervisor and the GCB representative (mentor), after admission to the GCB, and is recorded in the Doctoral Agreement, which must then be submitted to the GCB.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The application procedure comprises two separate steps, and for Vetsuisse Zurich candidates three separate steps:
Applications to the GCB must be submitted to the coordinator no later than four months after the start of the research project.
Individual academic requirements & language requirements
General information on admission at doctoral level:
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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