As the local economy requires highly trained experts in natural hazards, supply of raw materials / energy and waste management, the Institute of Geological Sciences offers a broad geological education with specialisations in these applied fields.
For the PhD you will need 6 to 8 semesters of study essentially consisting in research work. At the end you have to submit a research thesis, containing a few publications.
The Institute of Geological Sciences has 7 research groups and two SNF Professorships:
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Application and admission
General information on admission at doctoral level:
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).
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.
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