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Department of Psychology The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics


LIFE aims to have a high share of international students. The official language of the LIFE Research School is English. Candidates must have a proven record of academic excellence. The legal right to award a doctoral degree lies within the universities in Berlin, Ann Arbor, Charlottesville, and Zurich.


To be admitted students must have finished an MSc, an M.A., a Diploma or Licensiate in a discipline relevant to the School's program (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, sociology, educational science, evolutionary biology, developmental and aging biology).

Application Procedure

There are rolling admissions at the University of Zurich. There are no stipends available for doctoral students in LIFE. Instead, you can be nominated as a LIFE fellow by your advisor (who needs to be a faculty of LIFE at the University of Zurich).
See Application.