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Religious Studies, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #123 (QS) ,
The Faculty of Theology at the university offers doctoral degree programs leading to the title of "Doctor of Theology" and covering the following specific elements: Old Catholic, Theology, Protestant Theology, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies

About

As part of a new initiative, the faculties of theology at the universities of Bern, Zurich and Basel have been offering a jointly structured, cross-faculty and interdisciplinary doctoral degree program since 2013.

An alternative to the structured doctoral degree program is the traditional individual doctorate.

You will find information here on the application process for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Theology along with links and tips regarding grants and life in Bern.

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.
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Please contact the respective study counsellor for more information about the traditional individual doctorate: http://www.theol.unibe.ch/about_us/team/index_eng.html

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Application and admission

General information on admission at doctoral level:

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

For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).

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.

Funding


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