Ph.D. On Campus

Medecine and Sciences

University of Lausanne

36 months
Tuition fee
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The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), Lausanne university, together with "Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne" (EPFL) have developped a Doctorate in Medicine and in Sciences for medical graduates aiming for an academic career. Lausanne MD-PhD Commission is responsible for this programme which offers a high quality education in sciences.



The MD-PhD programme is designed for medical students or medical graduated from Swiss or foreign universities interested in sciences and in an academic career.

To enter the MD-PhD programme, candidates should have been selected by the MD-PhD Commission. The criteria for selection are successful test results, scientific commitment, the planned research project and an interview.

The programme includes a preparatory training and a doctoral training part. The success of the preparatory training is the prerequisit to undertake MD-PhD doctoral studies. At the end of their cursus within the MD-PhD programme the students are graduated as Doctor in Medicine and in Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Brain cells in action
  • Sugars and health
  • The transgenic mouse as a model of diseases
  • Immunology - inflammation - cancer 
  • Define issues and strategies for population medicine
  • The mysteries of sleep
  • Discoveries in genomics and personalized medicine

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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