As a university with eight faculties offering a full range of courses and an institution with a real emphasis on research, the University of Bern offers early career researchers attractive structures for a promising doctorate.
You can either take the doctorate within a graduate school or as part of an Languages and Literatures in English doctoral degree program, or you can even take a traditional individual doctorate. Graduate schools and doctoral degree programs are arranged on an interdisciplinary and/or interuniversity basis in many cases. In addition to research-related training and intensive support, these also offer excellent opportunities for networking within the academic community.
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- 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.
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DisciplinesLanguages Literature Linguistics View 4 other Masters in Linguistics in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- You hold an MA or equivalent of a state or registered university. Your final degree is at least "good". You meet all requirements of our PhD regulations.
- First, please contact the Professor you want to supervise your dissertation. If you have questions, ask the Institute or the Dean's office. If the Professor agrees to supervise you, fill in the application form together - don't forget the Institute stamp and the supervisor's signature. There is one form each for students who hold a Swiss MA degree and for students with a foreign degree.
- If you hold a Swiss MA, hand in all documents directly at the Dean's office. Complete the online registration at the ZIB at the same time.
- If you do not hold a Swiss MA, hand in all documents directly at the ZIB. Complete the online registration at the ZIB at the same time.
International376 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of .
EU/EEA376 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of .
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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