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Credit Units and Confirmations of Course Attendance


The doctoral studies make sure that doctoral candidates gain additional education in their specialization as well as in other fields.

Candidates must earn at least 12 credits during their doctoral studies. One credit corresponds to a workload equivalent to 25-30 hours. The doctoral candidate must obtain at least one third of the required credits outside his/her research field. The doctoral candidate may, in consultation with the supervisor, individually choose his/her doctoral studies.

  1. Course attendance confirmation received without examination: # credits = # hours (V+U, G). Please note, that these credit points will not show in the category "Transcript of Records".
  2. Course with examination: # credits = ECTS (as for Master students).
  1. The supervisor is authorized to approve credit units for courses/activities that are not within the ETH program, provided that each credit corresponds to a workload equivalent to 25-30 hours.
  2. Active participation in committees and study groups at ETH Zurich will not be considered towards the realization of credit points.
  3. Credit units acquired for the Teaching Certificate may be counted towards the credit requirements, provided the supervisor agrees.

Credit units acquired in connection with a qualifying examination for doctoral studies are not counted towards the credit requirements when enrolling for the doctoral examination.

The Student Administration Office is responsible for the control of the allowable credits and will require the supervisor's signature on all relevant credit sheets or course certificates.


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