The department also offers an exciting research environment that allows the students to choose and profit from cutting-edge scholarship in a wide variety of subjects. We help students develop their interpretive, linguistic and critical skills in order to understand the rich contexts in which cultural texts, literatures and languages evolve and change.
The department is also embedded in an extensive national and international scholarly network, which ensures the influx of foreign scholars and views that enliven the intellectual environment we offer.
Located in the culturally vibrant capital city, the English Department moreover offers an active student life with many opportunities to pursue activities and exchange ideas outside the curriculum and academic sphere.
Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)
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.Schedule IELTS
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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
The first step is to send in a proposal of your project. This should be sent to the professor whose fields of interest most closely overlap with your own. It should contain:
Once the professor has examined your proposal, she or he will be in a position to inform you whether it is appropriate to formally apply for admission to the university.
General information on admission at doctoral level: http://www.unibe.ch/studies/programs/doctorate/application/index_eng.html
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.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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