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Public Administration, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #123 (QS) ,
During the doctoral study program, candidates attend courses within the context of obtaining at least 24 ECTS credits. Additionally, the doctorate includes an independent research project. The goal is to attain the title of Dr.admin.publ.

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If passed, courses and lectures taken at well-estsablished, recognized institutions offering doctoral degree programs may be counted without grades according to their respective levels, even if transcripts are not provided upon request. A maximum of 50% of the required credits may be accepted without grades. The credits earned are documented in a Diploma Supplement.

The completion of more extensive and cohesive programs (30-60 ECTS credits) is recorded in the Diploma Supplement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      Graduate schools, doctoral programmes and doctoral studies last 3-5 years.
  • Credits
    24 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Within the context of doctoral studies, doctoral candidates must generally provide required transcripts of grades for all doctoral level courses/seminars, amounting to at least 24 ECTS credits. If passed, courses and lectures taken at well-estsablished, recognized institutions offering doctoral degree programs may be counted without grades according to their respective levels, even if transcripts are not provided upon request. A maximum of 50% of the required credits may be accepted without grades. The credits earned are documented in a Diploma Supplement.
The completion of more extensive and cohesive programs (30-60 ECTS credits) is recorded in the Diploma Supplement.

The doctoral program is organized within the framework of the ProDocs, which is funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS).

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For admission to doctoral study, with the goal of attaining the title of Dr. admin.publ. at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Law, candidates must have attained the title of Master in Public Management and Policy or, at the University of Bern, the title of Master in Economics or Business Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Law, or a corresponding Licentiate, with an overall grade point of at least 4.75.

Equivalent specialized diplomas from other Swiss or foreign universities may be recognized from the most closely associated faculties.

General information on admission at doctoral level:

http://www.unibe.ch/studies/programs/doctorate/application/index_eng.html

Tuition Fee

  • International

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.

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.

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