Application deadlines for a Doctorate programme for candidates with a Swiss university or HES Master

Autumn semester

A complete application has to reach the Admissions Office:

Autumn semester 2020/2021:

before 31 July 2020

The prospective PhD student must also send the two copies of the completed and signed PdD form (attestation de thèse) 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 2021 (autumn semester 2021/2022) or 28 February 2021 (spring semester 2021). It is therefore important for the candidate to forward the PhD form to the thesis director without delay.

If the application has been sent after 31 July 2021 or the PhD form has been submitted to the Admissions Office after 15 October 2021, the registration will be postponed to the next semester (or, in case the late application is accepted, the prospective student will have to pay a surcharge of CHF 200.-).


It is therefore important that the candidate sends the PhD forms to his/her thesis director as soon as possible.




the French version of the registration conditions prevails

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