The Ph.D. programme consists mainly of the Ph.D. 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
The PhD program is not a structured training program, but students are obliged to prepare a doctoral agreement and complete 12 ECTS coursework during their PhD.
The PhD thesis is usually written in the form of research articles in international peer reviewed journals.
Compulsory courses (9 ECTS):
Elective courses (3 ECTS):
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
A Master of Science or an equivalent degree is mandatory for the admission to the PhD program. Moreover, the topic of the PhD project must be related to climate sciences. The PhD candidates appoint a supervising committee consisting of a principal supervisor and (a) co-supervisor(s) out of the supervising faculty of the Graduate School of Climate Sciences.
Admission equivalence is based on a Master of Science degree at a University, with master studies of 90 ECTS equivalent to 3 semesters of full-time studies, a minimum of 30 ECTS lectures and a master thesis of at least 24 ECTS.
More Information: http://www.climatestudies.unibe.ch/admission/phd/index_eng.html
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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