Planning to write a PhD thesis, you will first need a mentoring professor. In this respect, please contact one of our two professors in Japanese Studies submitting your research proposal (title, abstract, or just possible research interests - whatever you have to offer):
- Prof. Dr. David Chiavacci: Professor in Social Science of Japan
- Prof. Dr. Raji C. Steineck: Professor of Japanese Philology
Further information concerning administrative matters around application and admission you will be provided by the Doctoral Commissioner of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Administration, Guidance, Information, Support
Starting from 2019 doctoral candidates will be ministered and guided by the Doktoral Commissioners of their discipline at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Please contact the responsible person there with all your questions about admission, graduation, assessments etc.
All information, forms, program regulations regarding the doctoral degree (admission, graduation, assessments etc.) you will find at the websites of the Graduate School.
The Graduate Campus of the UZH provides PhD candidates and Postdocs with a wide range of information, course offerings and sponsorship.
Assistance with immigration formalities, entry and arrival, house hunting and various other organisational matters and challenges is offered by the International Scholars Center.