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Necessary precondition for a doctorate at ETH Zurich is to find a professor who is willing to supervise your thesis. Please have a look at our groups' websites and then contact the respective professors directly.  

Doctorates are normally associated with an offer of employment. This means that doctoral students are employees and students at the same time. So, signing a working contract does not mean that you are automatically registered as a doctoral student. In order to register as a doctoral student, you have to hand in the application form (PDF, 210 KB) (signed by your supervior) and all the necessary documents at the Doctoral Administration. Matriculation takes place very soon after the complete documents have been received.

Please note: Matriculation is not equivalent to admission. Since your dossier is intensively checked, the admission process can take up to 8 weeks.

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