Before contacting Professor Alexander, please ensure that you have carefully read through the general information on the doctorate program provided by the Faculty of Law. You will find the above mentioned information under the following section of the homepage of the University of Zurich http://www.ius.uzh.ch/en/studies/phd.html .
Summa cum laude or magna cum laude in the Master's degree are prerequisites to be accepted by Prof. Alexander. Furthermore, students who studied abroad are required to submit two recommendation letters of Professors who supervised and / or taught them and can comment on their ability and potential to carry out the writing of a PhD thesis.
Once you have familiarised yourself with the prerequisites, please send us an email. The email must contain the following information:
After reviewing your submitted documents, you may be invited to a meeting. Based on the meeting and the documentation, Prof. Dr. Alexander will make a preliminary decision on supervising your project.
The factsheets below areparticularly addressed to foreign PhD students thinking about doing a PhD at the Law Faculty of UZH. As our chair is host to many foreign PhD students, we realized that many of them encounter similar challenges on their way. The first document is a compilation made by our chair and shall provide more information and useful links on the most frequent questions (e.g. minimal requirements for application, admission process, Visa, IT-infrastructure, doctorate seminars, legals resources, etc.). Please note, our inofficial compilation shall by no means be a substitute for a sincere study of the official regulations. The second document is the (official) UZH PhD Guide in English.
All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide suitable evidence that their level of English language is adequate for postgraduate study.
Our current English language entry requirements are:
Should you face any difficulty in securing these English language entry requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will request evidence of your restrictions in securing these language requirements, and in exceptional circumstances, if you are unable to sit any of the test listed above, we will assess a piece of academic written work and conduct an interview.
If you have been awarded a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in law or in an equivalent social science or humanities subject from a university or accredited college in one of the countries listed below, you will not be required to submit any further evidence of English language competency:
Additionally, if you are a national of one of the above countries, and can demonstrate conversational English in an interview or with authentic written work, the English language test shall be waived.