A doctorate study at ETH Zurich is characterized by independent scientific work under the direction of a professor.
Doctoral students are able to learn the skills associated with teaching at university level by contributing to the teaching in their department. Doctoral studies ensure that doctoral students receive continuing education in the subject area of their doctoral thesis and in further areas.
ETH Zurich offers outstanding conditions for a doctorate: an innovative atmosphere, state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, and an environment that inspires the scientific talent of tomorrow.
The doctorate concludes with a doctoral thesis which is subsequently defended during the doctoral examination. On successful completion, candidates are awarded the title "Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zürich)".