Admission Process to the Doctoral Program of the Department of Informatics (IfI)

To apply, please complete the following steps:


1. Find a Supervisor

A prerequisite for the application is to find a professor from our department who is willing to supervise your project: Open Positions


2. Request Admission to the Department (IfI):


After you have found a supervisor you have to complete the following form:

Request for Admission to the PhD Program in Informatics (PDF, 117 KB)


Please have it signed by your supervisor. Afterwards send it to the coordinator of the PhD Program.
If your educational background is not in “Informatics” or "Computer Science”, please add copies of your Bachelor’s and Master's transcripts of records.

After you have received the necessary signature from the Doctoral Committee on the form, you can start with step 3.


3. Apply for Admission to the University of Zurich:

Please register for the "individual doctorate" at the University of Zurich online portal. Note that this is a process separate from the departement one and has the following deadlines.

For questions concerning the admission to the University please contact the admission office.



If you need further information about the admission process, please feel free to contact the coordinator of the PhD Program