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The doctoral program in Informatics is in accord with the Doktoratsordung DO DInf08 Version 1.1 and the Promotionsverordnung über das Doktorat in Informatik PVO DInf08. Both documents are available in German only.

For older doctoral students, who have not yet change to the new doctoral program, the old regualations are still applicable.

Validity Regulations
tracking changes
starting Mai 27th, 2009
starting December 15th, 2008
before December 14th, 2008


Form 1: Registration for Graduation (PDF, 290 KB)

Form 2: Announcement of the PhD Thesis Defense (PDF, 105 KB)

PhD Thesis Title Page (DOC, 56 KB)

The University of Zurich confers the title in German only. Hence, the title in the template: "Doktor/Doktorin der Wissenschaften, Dr. sc. (corresponds to Doctor of Science, PhD)".

According to corporate identity regulations, the UZH logo can be used on and in the dissertation, but on a white background only.

Please find here the current instructions for the electronic publication of your PhD thesis.


Planning to write a paper, your thesis proposal, your PhD thesis? Please be aware of this important information on plagiarism.

Merkblatt Plagiate (in German only) (PDF, 204 KB)

Drop petition with doctor's attestation (Prüfungsabmeldegesuch mit Arztzeugnis)

This concerns examinations of modules as well as proposal and thesis defenses. The process is handled by the Dean's Office. Please inform your IfI PhD program coordinator first, and then follow the instructions in this link to the faculty page.