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The PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Geneva

The PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Geneva

In 2018 the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of Geneva joined forces to create a new PhD School of Life Sciences. In this outstanding study and research environment, students enrol in one of 6 innovative and internationally competitive doctoral programs: Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ecology and Evolution, Physics of Biology, and Genomics and Digital Health.

The PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Geneva

In the PhD school, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform cutting edge research in one of 130 research groups across the two faculties
  • Follow a rigorous experimental and theoretical training program
  • Benefit from a clear mentoring and evaluation system
  • Acquire extra skills for professional life from a range of available course modules
  • Participate in a friendly and stimulating scientific and social community

The PhD School’s working language is English. PhD studies generally last 4 years.

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply, you must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field. You should have at least a B2 level of English.

Funding

All research groups within the PhD School provide financial support sufficient to cover the cost of living in Geneva. Applicants for Swiss Excellence fellowships are encouraged to apply directly to PIs if the fellowship deadline falls before the PhD School call deadline.

The PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Geneva

How to apply

There are two open calls per year, on April 15th (Summer Call) and November 15th (Winter Call), with PhD start dates in September/October and May/June, respectively. The next deadline is November 15th, 2019. For more information on how to apply, please refer to the FAQs for applicants and follow the instructions in the application portal: https://apply.lifesciencesphd.unige.ch/login

Contact details

Dr Cristina Bosmani

PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva
Coordinator, Faculty of Science
[email protected]

Dr Manel Essaidi

PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva
Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
[email protected]

The PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Geneva

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