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This year there will be 4 PhD Fellowships available

Candidates who apply should not be registered at the Lausanne University as doctoral students by October 10, deadline of the PhD Fellowships application form.


STEP 1: Find a host lab

  • You have first to choose one laboratory, please browse "Host labs",
  • Contact thesis directors of interest from the Lausanne University and if they appreciate your CV, ask them to send you a confirmation by email that she/he agrees to act as your potential thesis director,
  • You should mention her/his name in your application form (see STEP 2).

STEP 2: Fill in the PDF application form

  • Download the "Application form" on your desktop and fill in it: It must be fully completed! Please note that it is possible to fill out the form directly on the PDF. If you cannot write anything, please look at the top of the internet page and click on "open with another PDF viewer". Alternatively, you could also print the form, fill it out by hand (make sure it is readable) and scan it. 

STEP 3: Prepare your file

Prepare the following documents:

A. A complete Curriculum Vitae

B. 1 passport size photograph

C. Copy of your passport or identity card 

D. Copies of your high school diploma

E. A certified copy of the university diploma(s) and the diploma supplement, your scores (transcripts) obtained through exams passed at the university (originals + translated copies) (non-certified copies are sufficient for candidates holding a Bachelor and a Master degree awarded by a Swiss university)

D or E : Copies of certified transcripts, listing courses and grades: These transcripts should be translated (if not originally in English) in French, German, Italian or English.

F. We require three referees from preferably different departments and/or institutes/research groups. Each of them should provide a letter of recommendation. On the "On-line Form" you have to fill in the three names of the referees you have chosen. As soon as you write their e-mail address, an e-mail will automatically be sent to them. They will then fill it in and send it back directly to us (deadline for the referees : October 17, 2022). The recommendation letter should not come from the hosting lab.

G. Copy of the confirmation e-mail sent by the potential thesis director (see STEP 1).

STEP 4: You are now ready to fill in the "On-line Form"!

  • Merge in a PDF file (no ZIP file) the following documents in this order: Application form, A, B, C, D, E  and G. Name of the file Name_First Name_Birth Date.pdf (e.g. Bond_James_1953.pdf) Max: 20 Mo (you can zip the document).

  • Advice: To merge PDF documents together, you can use this on-line platform, the Adobe Acrobat XI Pro software or any other software or platform you may find useful. Also, to transform jpeg documents in PDF, you can use this on-line platform, a PDF printer or any other method  you may find useful. Please note that we will NOT take responsibility for the use/misuse of any of these softwares and platforms.
  • Fill-in the "On-line Form" and submit (on-line) the requested documents (in the format described in STEP 2 and 3)


Your application must be fully completed to be taken into account and evaluated.

If your application meets the requirements, you will be informed by December 2022 and you will be invited for an interview that will take place at the end of January 2023 in Lausanne. More information will be sent to you at that time.


Deadline for the application : October 10, 2022, midnight/Swiss time.
Please pay ATTENTION to the TIME ZONE!

For information regarding admission at UNIL: please browse Admissions Service. Concerning the required documents for admission and registration at UNIL, please note that the requirements of Admissions office outclass the requirements of this contest.

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University of Lausanne
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PhD Fellowships 2023


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