General information: Application, Admission and Acceptance procedures
Prerequisites for being accepted in our program
- M.D. degree, or
- Master degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study such as medicine, biology, immunology....
- Good abilities in understanding, reading and communicating in English
(For applying, please see the application file at the bottom of this page)
Two application tracks are possible:
- Track 1: Students are invited to apply throughout the year, sending a complete application directly to the PI with a copy to the PhD Program administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Track 2: Twice a year, before the deadlines specified below, students are invited to apply for a more general selection procedure, completed the enclosed application form.
Admission Policy and Procedure
Track 1. Admission to the program is a two-step process, with the second step shared with Track 2. Preliminary decisions are made by the PI who has been contacted directly by the interested student, followed by a personal interview and evaluation by a preliminary admission committee. The selected student can then join the PI’s laboratory as trainee student. Within 6 months of beginning of work, the student must pass the second selection step, described further below, to be formally enrolled in the PhD program.
Track 2. Admission to the program is a two-step process on a competitive basis. Initial decisions are made by an Admission Committee after review of applications and possible skype interviews. This will be followed by an invitation of the selected candidates to participate in person to the selection meeting. This second step (shared with Track1) involves a 2 day visit, with an oral presentation and personal interviews.
Please read the instructions carefully before applying to check whether you are eligible. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Application period (Track 2)
Please use the application form provided below. The completed form must be written in English and can be sent by email to the administration office (email@example.com) for the application procedure.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st November 2013
Selection/interview of the candidates: 12-13 December 2013
After his admission, the candidate must start the PhD within a period of 6 months.
The PhD student, who is part of the program Cancer and Immunology/University of Lausanne, must refer from the start to the PhD office in Epalinges, for immatriculation, courses and credits, half-thesis, up to the end of the four years. This means, that within the first week the PhD student presents herself/himself to the PhD program administration office in Epalinges (Mrs Françoise Flejszman, Department of Biochemistry) and receives information about the requirements for students enrolled in the program. The student and his supervisor sign a form declaring that they accept the specific rules of the program. This form needs to be handed to the PhD program administrator in Epalinges within the first month. The students themselves are responsible to fulfill the requirements of the program in time. As a guidance, a timeline is published on the website along with the necessary forms and information.
-Within the first month, the student chooses a PhD program representative according to the UNIL guidelines, who will follow her/his progress during her/his thesis.
Registration procedure at UNIL when you start your phD
When you start your PhD, when you have been accepted in one of our laboratories:
Please follow the procedure "online"
DOCUMENT TO USE FOR APPLICATION
APPLICAT-CANCER-IMMUNOL-11.docx (161 Kb)
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Document attached to be used by the 3 referees.
Referee_s-Letter.docx (82 Kb)