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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

  • The chemical sciences are of vital importance in the modern world, and the research undertaken in our Institute spans fundamental studies in theoretical chemistry and biochemistry to applications in devices and engineering. We aim for top international level.
  • The links on this page should help to provide a more detailed picture of our Instituteand reveal that it is exciting environment in which to conduct research in the chemical sciences and engineering.
  • Our doctoral program admits students directly after Master degree or exceptionally after a 4-year Bachelor's degree. The duration of the program is 4 years, and admission is on a competitive basis. We have actually over 200 PhD students registered. The program isentirely in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

Application Form & Enclosures:

You will first have to fill in the online application form. You will be asked to provide information on your personal details and your academic background, the doctoral program you wish to apply to, as well as your statement of objectives and the contact details of three referees.

You will be asked to upload a pdf version of the following documents: Official transcripts of diplomas and grades from all academic institutions of higher education you list in your application (after and not including high-school)Certified translations of diplomas and grades into English if not originally in French, German, Italian or EnglishStatement of objectives

Tuition Fee

For students with a Master degree of a foreign university, CHF 150.00For students with a Master degree of a Swiss university, CHF 50.00

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 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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