Candidates must also satisfy the following requirements:
Agreement of a professor to act as thesis supervisor;
Agreement of the Faculty.
These agreements are validated by the signatures on the PhD form.
Content of applications for admission to the doctoral programme with a foreign diploma - see list of documents and detailed instructions
The prospective PhD student must also send the two copies of the completed and signed PdD form to his/her thesis director. The link to the form is provided in the online application and in the email acknowledging receipt sent immediately after the confirmation by the candidate (to be printed out by him/her).
The thesis director signs and forwards the form to the Doctoral School or the Dean’s Office, who stamps and signs the document before returning it to the Admissions Office by 15 October 2023 (autumn semester 2023/2024) or 28 February 2024 (spring semester 2024). It is therefore important for the candidate to forward the PhD form to the thesis director without delay.
|Candidates will be informed personally of the result of their application and of any necessary formalities required to complete their registration.|
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|In order to confirm their registration the following documents must be provided by candidates :
For foreign diplomas : if the university diploma has not yet been obtained, a final transcript mentioning all the exams taken during the university curriculum, the final grade obtained and the specific mention that the degree has been awarded (degree awarded, graduated, degree granted…) has to be provided. If the final transcript does not include this information, an official certificate confirming the graduation has to be provided.
Important: doctoral students must be registered at UNIL from the beginning to the end of their doctorate (i.e. until their thesis is registered at the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire) (registration of the thesis after 15 October: enrolment required for the Autumn semester / after 28 February: enrolment required for the Spring semester).