Applicants should hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a university before starting the MTB Ph.D. program, but applications can be submitted before obtaining the degree. You should, however, obtain your degree within six month after the application deadline. Students of the Life Sciences, (Bio)Informatics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences or (Bio)Engineering are invited to apply via the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. Admission to any graduate school is a prerequisite for enrollment and obtaining a doctoral degree at the University of Zurich but not ETH.


Application deadlines for the MTB Program are December 1st or July 1 st .

Candidates have to apply via a software provided by the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (LSZGS) website.

In STEP I of their application process, you can select the MTB graduate school as a program preference. For further information please refer to the website of the LSZGS or the LSZGS administrator:

Life Science Zurich Graduate School
Dr. Susanna Bachmann
University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Fax: +41 44 635 68 61

For all questions related to the MTB PhD program itself, please contact the MTB propgram coordinator.