The doctoral program in veterinary medicine with focus in natural sciences is offered in collaboration with the Science Faculty of UZH and includes a written dissertation and a curricular part (24 ECTS Credits) and final examination (6 ECTS credits). The specific composition of the curricular activities is determined together with the supervising committee. The doctoral program must be started no later than 3 years after obtaining the Master of Veterinary Medicine, and the doctoral program is usually completed within 1.5 years.
The doctoral regulations of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the Universities of Berne and Zurich form the legal basis of the doctorate
In the doctoral program regulation you find the implementing provisions.
Ideally, scientifically interested undergraduate students, during their master's curriculum inform themselves in advance with their supervisors of the master thesis, whether the supervisors would also supervise them in the doctoral program. Interested candidates then submit their application for a pre-evaluation to Prof. Salomé LeibundGut-Landmann (email@example.com).
This is followed by the interview with members of the doctoral committee.
Upon admission to the program, students enroll for the next semester in the doctoral program. The confirmation of the successful interview must be uploaded with the application to the UZH.
The students conclude the doctoral agreement with their supervisors. The agreement is submitted to the Dean's office of the VSF.
Application for graduation
The doctoral student's guide will contain all the important information for graduation. The document is being processed.