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Vetsuisse Faculty


In addition to the classical dissertation for veterinarians with the grade "Dr. med. vet.", the Professors of the Vetsuisse Faculty also supervise postgraduates in PhD programs.

Who offers doctoral positions?

Direct inquiry at Professors of the Vetsuisse Faculty, advertisements and notices at the clinic or institutes.

The doctoral thesis can also be done in an external institution and submitted to the Faculty through a Professor of the Faculty.

Registration of Medical Professionals is compulsory

Under the revised Swiss Medical Professions Act, as of 1 January 2018 anyone exercising a medical profession requiring a university qualification and working in Switzerland must be registered in the register of medical professions.

A successful registration is not equivalent to an official recognition and approval of a foreign diploma by the Federal Office of Health (BAG)!

You get more information at: Register of Medical Professions

Information for International Students and Scholars

UZH for International Students and Scholars provides information for international students.

UZH for International Students and Scholars

Help Desk: Supporting, Coaching Mentoring

The Dean's Office ( is at your disposal as the first point of contact for all day-to-day research work, including problems with supervising your doctoral thesis. You can address your problem to Jutta Bachofner, who controls the triage of the cases. Problems of scientific nature will be referred through the Vice Dean Research and Promotion of Young Researchers; for all other problems, the Dean him/herself will try to find a mutually acceptable solution for all parties.


Doctoral theses are always subject to review by the supervisors. At the time of submission of the doctoral thesis to the supervisor, to the responsible Dean’s office or to the respective doctoral program (e.g., LSZGS or GCB), the students give permission for a review with the plagiarism software to be carried out.

Weiterführende Informationen

International Scholars Center

The International Scholars Center is the main point of contact for PhD candidates from abroad. Its staff supports you before vour arrival in Zurich and during your stay:

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