To successfully complete your PhD, you need to ensure that your financial needs are met, including if you have a family to support.

There are several ways of funding your thesis:

  • through a position as an academic assistant
  • through a subsidy and/or a grant. Swiss federal institutions (such as the Swiss National Science Foundation or swissuniversities) and private foundations both offer thesis grants, as do a number of international and bilateral partners
  • through a job that is unrelated to your thesis and outside the university.

See below for some funding ideas. Information about funding options for studying at another university is available on the Study abroad page.