Ph.D. On Campus

Climate Sciences

University of Bern

36 months
370 EUR/year
370 EUR/year
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Are you interested in doing some independent research work and would like to start a doctorate at the University of Bern? Join the Climate Sciences programme!


Key facts of the Climate Sciences programme at the University of Bern

The PhD program consists mainly of the PhD thesis involving 3 to 4 years (full time) of research work in a project within one of the research units of the faculty affiliated with the Graduate School of Climate Sciences. A MSc or a higher academic degree are the precondition for admission to the program.

Programme Structure


  • International Swiss Climate Summer School
  • Colloquia, seminars and/or Oeschger Seminar Series
  • Participation in an international conference, with talk or poster
  • OCCR Climate Young Researchers Meeting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German




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

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.


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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