To do a PhD at the Department of Architecture
Academic research on a doctoral level plays an increasingly important role in the evolution of all fields devoted to the built environment.
The Department of Architecture provides numerous opportunities to pursue doctoral degrees in interesting research areas. In addition to the individual doctoral studies, the D-ARCH offers special doctoral programs, which are aimed at assuring the quality of doctoral study by offering supervision in a set schedule. Joint colloquia and other events serve to intensify the scholarly exchange within the department and beyond.
Individual Doctoral Studies
Doctoral studies may begin at any time after the dissertation supervisor has been confirmed and the formal conditions are met. An average duration of four years is to be expected, and the doctoral examination must be completed within six years after enrolment. Upon reasonable justification and with the consent of the D-ARCH, the administration of the ETH (Ph.D. Rector) can extend this deadline.
Since October 2012, the D-ARCH offers two doctoral programs: the Doctoral Program in Architecture & Technology is oriented towards the training of scholars in the fields of science, technology and engineering in architecture; the Doctoral Program in History and Theory of Architecture aims to advance doctoral research in the area of history and theory of architecture and urbanism. Both programs offer funding for doctoral students through a fellowship program. For further information about these programs and open positions please consult the respective websites.
Dr. sc. ETH Zürich
Approximately 20 workspaces are reserved for doctoral students in the room HIL D 25.9. The doctorate administration of the D-ARCH is responsible for the allocation of these workspaces.
Dissertations and Doctoral Exams
Regulations for Doctoral Studies at the ETH Zurich with the statutes of the Rector
Detailed Regulations Doctorate D-ARCH
Detailed Regulations D-ARCH