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Department of Informatics

PhD: While studying

On these pages we provide information relevant to your PhD program. If you can't find what you're looking for, a link is broken, or any other issue please contact the PhD program Coordinator.


The Ordinance on obtaining a doctoral degree (Promotionsverordung, in German only) and the Doctoral Program Regulations (PVO08) are available from the Regulations page at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics or here as download:

Doktoratsordnung (english translation)

Promotionsverordnung (german only)

PhD Program Coordinator


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

Fact sheet on plagiarism (PDF, 109 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.

Weiterführende Informationen

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Graduate Campus

The Graduate Campus of the University of Zurich has been established to support PhD students and Postdocs in their scientific career.
The Campus offers funding for interdisciplinary activities, access to a large network of junior researchers and organizes courses, e.g. on transferable skills.

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If you are interested in scholarships, please have a look on the UZH websites, which lists numerous funding possibilities.

A good start point could be the Candoc program of the UZH Forschungskredit.

The complete list of links can be found under: