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Doctoral studies are carried out in individual research groups, combining original research with specialised doctorate courses and teaching activities.

Prospective Students

The institute is constantly looking for prospective PhD students. Generally, interested persons should get in touch with one of the research groups of the institute. More information about doctoral studies in physics at ETH Zurich can be found at the Department of Physics and at the Doctoral Administration of the ETH Academic Services.

On-line Applications

The institute hosts an on-line application system at It lists the participanting groups, their present search status as well as particular openings for PhD positions.  

Typically, candidates should supply a curriculum vitae and information on their previous study. Furthermore, two established scientists should send in reference letters in support of the application. The application material should be uploaded to the website. The applications received will be reviewed periodically (as a rule of thumb, 4 times per year).

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