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Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #123 (QS) ,
The Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) is jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Bern.

About

Environmental, social, psychological and biological factors determine the health of individuals and populations. Faculty and students at the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) identify and study these factors. They assess the effects these factors have on physical and mental health, human development, individual well-being and the health of human populations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Before applying to the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS), candidates must have been accepted by a thesis advisor and been offered a position.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      Graduate schools, doctoral programmes and doctoral studies last 3-5 years.
  • Credits
    18 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The PhD program of the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) consists of the PhD thesis involving 3 to 4 years of research work, carried out at one of the research units affiliated with the GHS, and of an individually tailored training program of 18.0 ECTS points which will be declared in the Doctoral Agreement.

Credit points are collected from mandatory courses, core courses, method skills and special knowledge and are selected individually, based on qualifications and relevance to the research interests: GHS Course Catalog: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/training/course_catalog/index_eng.html

Intermediate evaluations:
1st Year Examination: The examination takes the form of a two-hour written exam on a query formulated by the thesis advisor.
2nd Year Examination: This examination takes the form of a 30 min oral presentation, where the PhD candidate shows his/her broader knowledge of the research field and presents the progress in the project.


English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Before applying to the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS), candidates must have been accepted by a thesis advisor and been offered a position. Check the websites of the participating faculties for details of research activities, and the offers for open PhD positions of the GHS and the University of Bern.

For further requirements please visit: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/application_and_admission/application/index_eng.html

Tuition Fee

  • International

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.

Living costs for Bern

  • 1655 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Graduate School for Health Sciences may offer financial support to enable doctoral candidates to attend conferences or special courses.

Please submit documents to the GHS Coordinator, PD Dr. Marlene Wolf: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/about_us/personen/pd_dr_wolf_marlene/index_eng.html

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