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Computer and Communication Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #14 (QS) Lausanne, Switzerland
Our doctoral program seeks ambitious and talented individuals who aspire to be at the center of the emerging technological revolution where information is at the core of innovation. We have an award-winning and internationally recognized faculty targeting broad research areas from theory to applications and platforms, and working closely with top international research organizations.
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  • With a rich intellectual environment, a working culture and resources only matched by the highest rated academic institutions, and geographically located in the breathtaking Lake Geneva region, our program targets training bright minds to be the research and industrial leaders of the information technology revolution on the horizon.
  • Our program is entirely in English. We have a strong track record of employment and placement on a global scale whether it is R&D in industry or academia, and many of our students are leaders and founders of startups.
  • Our students are among the best represented at flagship conferences and compete for, and are recognized internationally by prestigious industrial PhD fellowships and awards. We have a large consortium of industrial affiliates with whom many of our students collaborate closely during internships.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

For more information please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Which documents are required?

- Grade records for all years of all attended universities, at undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) levels- Diplomas, as far as already available- CV- Statement of objectives (in English)- A copy of your passport or official identity document showing your name in full.If diplomas and grades are not originally in French, German, Italian or English, please provide electronic or scanned copies of certified translations into English. All documents must be in unprotected pdf format, max. 2MB per document.Recommendations (3 in all cases) form a very important part of the application documents, please follow the corresponding instructions carefully.

Tuition Fee

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