The selection process is competitive. Only excellent students will be admitted to our Ph.D. Programmes. Admission is based on the Programme Committee’s evaluation of your submitted application documents (‘sur dossier’).
Admitted candidates will start their coursework in February 2024. Admitted candidates may be offered research assistant positions. You may also bring your own funding, for example via a national grant (please explicitly state this in your application). In this case, consider also the list of all potential PEcon supervisors and their research interests.
Please submit your documents at the university’s formal PhD admission portal. Please check which documents you will need to provide. Please note that the application/enrolment fee of 250 CHF needs to be paid.to submit the documents. The reference letters should be sent directly to email@example.com by the letter writers.
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Review of applications:
The first review of applications will take place after 15 December 2023. Please make sure to submit your application by this date for full consideration. Thereafter, applications may still be accepted subject to availability of free spaces.
GPEF Ph.D. students are funded via research assistant positions at the supervisors chair. Actual salaries vary by the employment contract and typically start between 30'000-40'000 CHF in the first year, and reach 60'000 CHF towards the end of the Ph.D. In addition, the GPEF PhD Programme offers generous funding for conference attendance.