Application and Admission

The doctoral programs “Business Studies” and “Management and Economics” of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Zurich (GSB-UZH) are internationally oriented and aim to attract the best students from all over the world. Applicants are expected to have earned a Bachelors or Masters degree or the equivalents therefore in Business or neighboring fields such as Economics, Accounting or Finance, or in other business relevant fields. Both programs, "Business Studies" and "Management & Economics" can be started each semester.

Application Procedere

Step 1: Apply with the Program First

For admission to PhD studies all students first need to be accepted by one of our doctoral programs. These pages tell you how to apply with us.

The doctoral committee will review your application to one of our PhD programs and come back to you as soon as possible. The program will then send you a letter of acceptance. With that letter you have to complete your matriculation with University of Zurich.

Please read carefully the following pages for details regarding the program application.

Step 2: Matriculation

All PhD students regardless of their respective course of study have to apply for matriculation with the University's admission office. More detailed information regarding this procedure is given after successful program acceptance.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the PhD program can be submitted within the indicated period of acceptance (Track B/C) or at any time during the year (Track A). However, in order to process the application files, we strongly recommend you to respect the submission deadlines for the spring or fall term indicated below. As the compulsory and introductory courses are usually held in the fall term, we generally recommend to begin PhD studies in fall.

Please consider the following deadlines for the submission of the complete application documents (a list of the required documents can be found here).

  Spring (start: Febr 1st) Fall (start: Aug 1st)
Applicants for Track B/C Oct 15
(previous year)
Apr 15
Applicants for Track A Nov 30
(previous year)
May 31

We will contact you as soon as your application has been reviewed.