Ph.D. On Campus

Computer Science

University of Bern

36 months
370 EUR/year
370 EUR/year
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The goal of a doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Bern is the development and dissemination of new knowledge in computer science. A doctorate usually takes three to four years and ends with the award of a doctorate in computer science.


Key Features

A doctorate is carried out in close collaboration with a supervisor from the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bern. Possible research topics are mostly in the areas covered by the research groups of the institute. These include computer graphics, computer vision, communication and distributed systems, software composition, and logic and theory. Interested persons can contact a leader of a research group directly to clarify the possibility of a doctorate and to discuss potential research topics.

It is expected that scientific papers will be independently prepared during a doctoral degree and published in international journals. Research results will also be presented at conferences in lectures and posters. Furthermore, cooperation with international research groups is often one of the activities during a doctorate. The dissertation ends with a written thesis and a final examination in the form of a lecture.

Programme Structure

  • You have the opportunity to write a doctoral degree, to take part in a structured doctoral program (PhD program) of the faculty or at a graduate school.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission at doctoral level, you must

  • hold a master's degree or a licentiate from a Swiss university or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or an equivalent university degree and
  • you must also fulfill 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 185 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 185 EUR per semester during 36 months.

CHF 200

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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