How to register as a PhD student (Doktorand)

Since the beginning of 2013, new PhD students must apply directly to the Admissions Office and obtain a confirmation of MSc equivalence before they can start their studies. Please follow these instructions: http://www.zib.unibe.ch/content/internationals/bewerbung/doktorat/index_eng.html

See also the instructions for the Faculty of Science: http://www.philnat.unibe.ch/content/studium/phd___doktorate/index_ger.html

Masters Equivalence

If you haven't done your MSc in CS at a Swiss university, you need to establish that your MSc degree is equivalent. The key points you should fulfil are:

You will need the following documents:

The following documents will also be needed for the equivalence:

Annual confirmation of PhD studies

In the years after the first year, you still need to regularly send in a signed Doktoratsbest├Ątigung (i.e. the application form). If you started your PhD in the fall semester, you should send in the signed form by Aug 31 (the office is on holidays for the whole month of August), for the spring semester by January 31. You can either send the form directly to Immatikulationsdienste or give it to Iris.

See also: Doktoratsstudium (official Unibe web site)