Proof of English Proficiency

Mandatory Language Proof

Applicants do not need to have any German knowledge as the PhD programs are completely taught in English. However, due to this all applicants with only a few exceptions are required to provide a proof of English proficiency. We currently accept only TOEFL/IELTS (academic version).

We may ask you to have the test providers send us official score reports. In that case please use

  • Course ID 6313, University of Zurich for IELTS test scores
  • Institution Code 0348 for TOEFL test scores.

Minimum Test Scores

Mimimum test scores are required by the student administration office of the University of Zurich. Required are:

Test TypeMinimum Score
IELTS7
TOEFL Paper-based600
TOEFL Computer-based250
TOEFL Internet-based100

Testing Centers

Please refer to the test providers for information on testing centers as that information may update fast.