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Informatics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The Informatics program from the University of Zurich focuses on three fields - Information Systems, Software Systems, and Multimodal and Cognitive Systems. Application areas range from business information systems to social sciences, linguistics, natural sciences, and medicine.
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Overview

Structure

The department creates joint research ventures and integrates their results in the teaching of students. In addition, internationally renowned visiting professors regularly give courses on special topics. During the Informatics program from the University of Zurich, students deepen their skills and knowledge acquired at the Bachelor's and Master's levels with respect to scientific work and its application.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-5 years

  • Credits
    20 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • This program consists of core courses on research methodology as well as research-specific courses depending on the focus of the Doctoral program.
  • Students are encouraged to attend inhouse and off-site summer schools to deepen their research skills. At the latest at the end of the sixth semester, students write their thesis proposals and start working on their dissertation research under the supervision of a faculty member. The doctorate is usually completed in three to five years. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

  • International

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 142 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 142 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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