The Life Science Zurich – PhD Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics aims to attract ambitious and talented students who are interested in the methodological foundations of clinical and population-based biomedical research. Besides the applicants' qualifications, the availability of adequate PhD positions at a given time is a main criterion for successful acceptance. Students accepted into the program will perform their research project in one of the associated research groups, according to their scientific interest and available positions.

Applicants need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Master's degree (MSc) or equivalent from a university before starting the PhD Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Excellent knowledge of English

Application procedure:

All applications have to be addressed to the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. Application deadlines are December 1st and July 1st. To proceed to the application please click here.

Applications are evaluated by an admission committee. Selected candidates are then invited for an interview which will take place in Zurich in early February for the deadline of December 1st and in early September for the deadline of July 1st.

Final acceptance depends on:

  1. passing the interview
  2. finding a PhD position in one of the participating research groups
  3. satisfying the formal admission requirements of the UZH or ETHZ.

Candidates with own funding can be accepted if they pass the interview and find a PhD supervisor in one of the research groups. Accepted candidates should start their work within six months of acceptance to the program.
Candidates who have already got a PhD position can apply directly for admission to the program, contact us by mail for more information on the procedure.