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Course Program Spring 2023
Course Program Fall 2022
Students who want to obtain ECTS credits for internal courses or seminars always have to book the corresponding module in advance here. Default registration periods are
- Aug 17, 2022 (10:00 am) - Oct 11, 2022 for fall term 2022
- Jan 18, 2023 (10:00 am) - Mar 14, 2023 for spring term 2023
Few exceptions are mentioned only in the course catalogue. Booked modules are binding once the registration period has ended.
The Doctoral agreement must be submitted to the program coordinator no later than 6-12 months after the requirements for assigning a supervisor have been met.
DE: Formular Doktoratsvereinbarung WWF (PDF, 433 KB)
DE: Merkblatt Doktoratsvereinbarung (PDF, 31 KB)
EN: Form Doctoral Agreement WWF (PDF, 434 KB)
EN: Leaflet Doctoral Agreement (PDF, 31 KB)
Although our PhD courses are completely taught in English the legal regulations are available in German only. An English interpretation of the second document is provided below, but please consider this as a service without any legally binding implications.
DE: Promotionsverordnung PVO 2013 (PDF, 120 KB)
DE: Doktoratsordnung 2013 (PDF, 395 KB)
EN: Unofficial translation of Doktoratsordnung 2013 (PDF, 406 KB)
All precedent versions are provided by dean's office here.
Graduation and Registering for the Defense
The doctoral degrees are registered directly with the Dean's Office, many important information for the preparation steps (DE: Vorbereitungsschritte) and the degree conferral dates (DE: Promotionstermine) can be found directly on the website of the OEC Faculty.
When preparing for the graduation, two dates should be planned first:
- The day when your thesis is ready to be submitted for review, and the graduation can be registered at the Dean's Office with all necessary documents.
- The day of the public thesis defense, including time and location.
Between (1.) and (2.) should be at least 4-6 weeks, and the date of defense (2.) must be specified in detail at the time the thesis (1.) is submitted.
Please note that the submission of the thesis (1.) itself requires a number of preparatory steps. In particular, various signatures and confirmations must be obtained in advance. To avoid any delays, at least 1-2 months should be planned for this again, the actual time required can vary considerably.
The dissertation committee always has to be approved by the responsible examination delegate before registering for the defense (1.). Please note that this process can take some time. Students in Business Administration therefor contact the GSB, those of Management and Economics the Chair of Entrepreneurshipdirectly.
Please note that the GSB can be contacted at any time with individual questions, for example about efficient scheduling, requirements or the further timing until the title is awarded. A consultation in individual cases is usually much easier than an additional information sheet for all possible scenarios.
Prospects and opportunities for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers
Through the Graduate Campus, UZH is creating an innovative and inspirational research environment for young academics. On a voluntary and self-initiative basis, it offers doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers:
- Exchange and networking possibilities beyond the boundaries of disciplines, faculties and generations
- Support for self-organized, multi- and interdisciplinary activities
- Thought-provoking discourse in a multidisciplinary context
- Possibilities for the development of individual academic networks
- A platform which presents the accomplishments of young academics to the outside
More information about the Graduate Campus and its financing opportunities is available at https://www.grc.uzh.ch/en.html.