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Physics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Bern, Switzerland
Are you interested in doing some independent research work and would like to start a Physics doctorate at the University of Bern?
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Key Features

A Physics doctorate at the University of Bern is carried out in close cooperation with a supervisor from the institutes of physics and astronomy. Possible research topics mostly lie in the areas covered by the research groups of the institutes. Interested parties contact a head of a research group directly to clarify the possibility of a doctorate and to discuss potential research topics.

It is expected that scientific contributions will be independently drawn up during a doctorate and published in international journals. Research results should also be disseminated at conferences in lectures and posters. Cooperation with international research groups is also part of the activities during a doctorate. The dissertation ends with a written work and an examination in the form of a lecture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Graduate schools, doctoral programmes and doctoral studies last 3-4 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • International

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


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