The University of Zurich supports PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and academic guests (visiting researcher) from abroad in their onboarding processes when coming to UZH.
If you are visiting UZH as a researcher (PhD or Postdoc) while on leave from your home institution, you will most likely come/be here as an academic guest.
International students holding a Master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission to a doctoral program at UZH. The application procedure depends on whether you are interested in an individual doctorate or a doctoral program. Information on the various application procedures (PhD with / without employment), forms, semester fees and deadlines can be found on the following website:
Invited visiting students are enrolled as PhD candidates/postgraduates at a recognized international higher education institution and want to pursue a project (research, write a thesis etc.) at an institute at UZH. Invited visiting students can provide a letter of invitation from a researcher employed by UZH.
If you come to the University of Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher with employment at UZH and you are not sure how to proceed on an administrative level or who you can ask for administrative support, continue on the following website:
Foreign Scholars interested in pursuing their postgraduate studies and research in Switzerland can apply for Government Excellence Scholarships from the Swiss Government.