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Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate

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University rank #101 (ARWU) Bern, Switzerland
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) offers a doctorate ( For admission to doctoral studies, you will require a Master in Veterinary Medicine or an equivalent qualification.
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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) at the University of Bern comprises clinics, institutes and offices. The Bern Animal Clinic is run by the clinics. The Veterinary Medicine faculty has set out a number of tasks in the three areas of research, teaching and service provision. These tasks are:

  • Caring for the health and welfare of pets and companion animals (assistance and sporting animals)
  • Maintaining the performance of farm animals and horses through researching, recognizing and tackling livestock epidemics, poor housing conditions and feeding problems
  • Protecting the health of human beings through researching and combating diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans and through monitoring foodstuffs of animal origin
  • Investigating the impact that animal pathogens have on the environment and the measures used to combat them
  • Basic biomedical research into significant diseases affecting humans and animals

The future of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) of the University of Bern

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Graduates in veterinary medicine studies can study for a PhD at the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) at the University of Bern. The GCB is a joint venture between the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science at the University of Bern, and the Vetsuisse faculties at the universities of Bern and Zurich. 

Candidates can study for a PhD at the GCB in one of the four following areas:

  • Biological Systems
  • Biomedical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Application and admission

General information on admission at doctoral level:

For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    184 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of .
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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.


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