Doctoral studies are carried out in individual research groups, combining original research with specialised doctorate courses and teaching activities.
The emphasis of your work will be to perform independent research, usually as part of a project. The details will depend on the field chosen. It is expected that you publish your results in international scientific journals and that you write a PhD thesis, which will also be published. All of this work will be done under the supervision of your thesis advisor. Upon successful completion, you are awarded the title "Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich)”.
ETH Zurich offers outstanding conditions for a doctorate: an innovative atmosphere, state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, and an environment that inspires the scientific talent of tomorrow.
On these pages you find information about doctoral studies at the Physics Department. For detailed information about doctorates at ETH Zurich, please visit the relevant pages on the student portal.