Application documentation is always handed in to the Academic Services department (Doctoral Administration). The Prorector for Doctoral Studies evaluates the application.
Qualifying exams are decided upon and confirmed after applying for admission. They are proposed by the supervisor and approved by the doctoral administration of the department ("Doktoratsausschuss"). Read more
External thesis projects
External thesis projects (projects carried out outside the ETH domain) have to be approved by the doctoral administration of the department.