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Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #59 (ARWU) Genève, Switzerland
Information systems and services are an essential part of our everyday life, whether personal, social, or professional. They are also an invaluable tool for businesses by supporting their day-to-day processes, gathering business intelligence, and making strategic decisions, thus ultimately fostering digital innovation. 
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The Ph.D. program in Information Systems and Services Science is a cutting edge program, allowing PhD students to develop fundamental models and theories of these disciplines and to create, design, and produce tomorrow’s prototype information systems and digital services.

The application domains include transdisciplinary business services, Ambient Assisted Living, mobile users services, travelling and mobility, gaming, data protection, intelligent documents, digital rights and policy management, e-government services and smart society, and finance and banking services.

Students enrolled in this program are also automatically members of the CUSO Doctoral School of Informatics. We also welcome and value part-time Ph.D.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The major areas of research cover e-Health, pervasive computing, indoor positioning and indoor navigation, object localisation, mapping, GIS, mobile sensors analysis, security and privacy, risk and compliance, service level agreements, cloud computing, Internet of Things, service innovation, formal methods and design, systems evolution, quality and interoperability,  autonomous and self-adaptive systems, trust-based systems and data science and predictive analysis.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A motivation letter mentioning the specialization in econometrics
  • CV
  • A copy of their diplomas
  • If available, a certified copy of their bachelor and master exam transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Genève

  • 1925 - 2850 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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