Admission procedure for a Doctorate programme for candidates with a Swiss university or HES Master
After reading the registration conditions, students apply online and send their documents to the Admissions Service within the specified deadline.
Content of the application for enrolment in a doctoral programme for candidates with a Swiss university or HES Master
The Admissions Service processes the application and checks that formal conditions of admission to the chosen programme are satisfied.
Provided they meet the formal conditions, the applications for a doctoral programme are subsequently forwarded to the Faculty or School in question, which must give its approval.
The prospective PhD student must also send the copies no. 1 and 2 of the PdD form to to their thesis director. When the director has signed them, both copies must then be handed in to the Doctoral School or the Dean’s Office (precise instructions can be found on the back of these forms).
Please note: prospective PhD student must print out the copies no. 1 and 2 of the PhD form. The link to the form is given in the online application and in the email acknowledging receipt of the online application (sent immediately after the confirmation by the prospective student of his or her online application).
The faculty or school must return one of the two “attestation de thèse” forms, signed by the thesis director and the Dean’s Office, to the Admissions Service before 15 October 2013 (autumn semester 2013/2014) or 28 February 2014 (spring semester 2014). If the "attestation de thèse" form has been submitted to the Admissions Service after these deadlines, the registration will be postponed to the next semester (or, in case the late application is accepted, the prospective student will have to pay a surcharge of CHF 200.-).
It is therefore important that the candidate sends the “attestation de thèse” forms to his/her thesis director as soon as possible.
|4||Accepted candidates receive a certificate of admission to registration, accompanied by information about UNIL and instructions explaining how to confirm their registration; refused candidates also receive a written decision.
Since all candidates receive a written decision, it is pointless contacting the Admissions Service before a response has been obtained.
|5||Candidates confirm their registration according to instructions received with the certificate of admission to registration. Candidates must follow the deadlines mentioned in these instructions, otherwise their application will be cancelled.|
|6||The invoice for course fees for the first semester is then sent out.|
|7||Once candidates have paid their fees, they acquire the status of student; they can obtain a certificate of enrolment for the semester. The procedure will be indicated on the reverse of the fees invoice.|
Several weeks may elapse therefore between dispatch of the application and the final decision on registration acceptance.
Note: it is essential to provide complete and correct information when applying at UNIL (online registration and sending of the documents) and when completing your application later on with complementary documents or information. Any omission or submitting of fake or falsified documents can lead to a final refusal of admission or an exclusion from UNIL.