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Doctoral Studies

Admission requirements

Although the programme is intended to prepare students through intensive advanced teaching for a career in Government, IOs, NGOs and international law firms it can also be a perfect starting point for research activities.

Many of our graduates undertake doctoral studies, very often at the University of Lausanne which offers a perfect environment but also elsewhere, e.g. in nearby Geneva or at the European University Intitute in Florence. We try to help our students to find the ideal solution for them. As a foreign student, you normally do not need to leave the country before enrolling for the doctoral programme but please enquire with the authorities regarding the visa requirements.

Several of our graduates are post-doctoral fellows or professors at Universities around the world (e.g. Paris, Munich, Lausanne, Santiago de Chile...) and maintain a close contact with the programme.

Formal prerequisite for PHD

The European University Institute is one of Europe's leading academic institutions in postgraduate studies. The Institute is unique in its European, comparative and interdisciplinary focus, and offers up to four years scholarship to research students, leading to a doctorate (Economics, History & Civilization, Law, Political & Social Sciences). In 2008 they offer 140 scholarships. Deadline for the receipt of applications is normally 31 January.


Academic positions, including lecturerships and doctoral positions for English-speaking students are regularly advertised on this site.


The Legal Scholarship Network's Job Openings are also recommended for PhD, lecturer and assistant professor positions.


The Society for International Economic Law (SIEL) regualry postes interesting offers in its area of interest: Link



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