Ph.D. On Campus

Life Sciences

University of Lausanne

36 months
Tuition fee
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Research in Life Sciences is multidisciplinary. It is crucial to train new generations of researchers to meet future challenges in this field.



At UNIL, PhD students have the opportunity to conduct a personal and original research project in one of the groups of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and work at the interface of bioscience, medicine and human sciences (Flyer).

The study program, which is complementary to the research work, is designed to adapt to the needs of the students. In this way, students are introduced to the many aspects of research, opening the doors for their future careers in academic, industrial or other public institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Sciences (general path, to be customized)
  • Cancer and Immunology
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolism
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Microbial Sciences
  • Quantitative Biology (IECB)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS


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

  • CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Bachelor and Master transcripts of grades
  • Research proposal

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 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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