Ph.D. On Campus


University of Bern

36 months
370 EUR/year
370 EUR/year
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The purpose of the Statistics PhD programme at University of Bern is to deepen one's knowledge in Probability Theory, Statistics, Financial or Actuarial Mathematics, and to pursue independent research in these fields. The dissertation contains new results which are usually published in peer-reviewed journals.


Opportunities within the Statistics programme at the University of Bern

The aim of the programme is to undertake research in probability, statistics, finance or actuarial science. It is expected that the research outcome is published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

The doctorate students are not required to attend any courses for the purpose of getting the PhD degree. Still, they may attend all courses offered by IMSV and those from the Programme doctoral en Statistique et Probabilités Appliquées. Furthermore, PhD students are required to attend seminars organized by IMSV and also present their results there.

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

  • To be admitted to the PhD program, one needs a master's or equivalent degree in Mathematics or Statistics with good or excellent grade.
  • There are different admission requirements for applicants with a Swiss degree and applicants with an international degree.

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.


Potential funding of a PhD project is the responsibility of the corresponding supervisor. For detailed information, please get in touch with one of the institute's professors or with the program administration in Statistics.

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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