The Chair is actively encouraging students to undertake PhD studies and provides suitable candidates with a stimulating environment and thoughtful supervision. An imporatnt number of projects have been completed in recent years and were published by major domestic and international publishers.
A limited number of paid PhD / Research Assistant positions is available. These positions are advertised when open but you should still inquire with your desired supervisor in view of up-coming opportunities.
Third-party funding may be availble from various sources such as:
- SNSF - Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences (HSS)
- Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
Please contact your desired supervior early if you consider applying for one of these schemes and be aware of the stringent deadlines. Students wishing to apply for one of these funding schemes must beforehand obtain confirmations from (1) the University (Service des immatriculations) and (2) the Law School (Dean's Office) that they are admissible for PhD Studies at the University of Lausanne. In order to obtain (3) the acceptance letter by a supervisor send copies of these two confirmations and your full application (including cv, motivation letter and two reference letters by your previous university professors) to your desired PhD supervisor.
The following information guides on PhD studies provided by UNIL may be very useful:
The contents of these guides (in French and English), as well as many other advices, can be found online at the Young Academics Portal: www.young-academics.ch.