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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
15 Doctoral Positions for International Scholars at University of Bern in Switzerland, 2017
The University of Bern is offering up to 15 doctoral
positions for upcoming international scholars. Positions are available for
students who have completed all of their studies-to-date outside of Switzerland
and achieved outstanding grades in their master’s degree.
The aim of students is to commence and complete your
doctoral studies at the University of Bern. All of your academic qualifications
to date have been obtained outside of Switzerland, and you have achieved
The University of Bern is a university in the Swiss capital
of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of
Course Level: Positions are available pursuing the
Study Subject: Positions are open to study the subjects
offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The positions are limited to three
years, and must commence before the 1st of January 2018. Payment is according
to the regulations of the Swiss National Fund (SNF). A prerequisite for the
application process, however, is that a doctoral supervisor from the University
of Bern is prepared to cover 50% of the wages for the 3 year period.
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland
Eligibility: For admission at doctoral level, students
Hold a master’s degree or a licentiate from a Swiss
university or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or an equivalent
university degree and
Students must also fulfil any other requirements set out by
the relevant faculty or graduate school (e.g. specific average grades or a
specific result in your master’s degree, licentiate, diploma or state exams).
Further training qualifications (Master of Advanced Studies,
Executive Master) and degrees from a university of applied sciences or a
university of teacher education are not accepted for admission to doctoral
Nationality: International students can apply for these
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants will have completed all of
their studies-to-date outside of Switzerland, and achieved outstanding grades
in their master’s degree.
English Language Requirement:
How to Apply: Please email your application including
any related documents as one pdf to link.fehrenbach-at-entwicklung.unibe.ch.
Copy of your ID
Copies of academic qualifications
Certification from the university where you attained your
master’s degree, that you are permitted to engage in doctoral studies.
Certificates for relevant language skills.
An outline of your planned dissertation (maximum 5000
characters including spaces).
List of publications (if available).
Confirmation from your supervisor at the University of Bern
(use the form “Confirmation of Supervisor”).
A letter from your supervisor stating:
-Your potential as a doctoral candidate and the quality of your research
-The relevance of your project to the supervisor’s own research or that of the
research group with which you will work