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International Services

The International Services at UZH provide support and information to international researchers, professors, PhD students and visiting PhD students.

For International Researchers

PhD candidates and postdocs from outside Switzerland interested in doing research at the University of Zurich (UZH) are supported by the International Scholars Center (ISC).
Website ISC: Doctoral Candidates
Website ISC: Postdoctoral Researchers

International PhD candidates and postdocs interested in doing research at UZH on a temporary basis while remaining employed at their home institution may consider the following options:
Website International Relations Office: Invited Visiting Students (PhD candidates)
Website ISC: Academic Guests (PhD candidates and postdocs)

For Professors

The Professorships Department supports professors from abroad prior to and during their appointment at the University of Zurich.
Website Professorships Department

Moving to Switzerland

You can find useful information and tips to help you with flat-hunting, customs formalities, residence permits, insurance, taxes and much more on Switzerland’s leading internet comparison site Comparis:

Comparis: Moving to Switzerland – the most important steps

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