The PhD programme requires to be in residence in Geneva during the three first semesters.
About the choice of your supervisor:
PhD students have one semester to choose their supervisor who must be chosen in the faculty of their department (professor, full professor, associate professor, adjunct professor or assistant professor). A co-supervision is possible when the thesis subject matter justifies it.
About doctoral courses:
Schedule of courses:
About the minor
A student has the opportunity to obtain a minor in another discipline to the condition of at least 18 credits from a list of predefined courses and a co-supervisor from the department.
About the preliminary thesis dissertation
Before the end of the third semester, the student submits and defends a dissertation whose length and content (usually a presentation of the issue and methodology, as well as a state of the literature and a work plan) should be seen with the supervisor.
About the thesis
Before the end of the eighth semester, the student submits and defends his doctoral thesis.
IMPORTANT: All inquiries relating to the implementation of Regulation studies should be directed to Director of Studies and must be submitted to the assistant of the concerned programme. The head of the department to which you belong can help you find one-time funding (participation in a conference or research trip) and meet the academic issues (choice of director, curriculum, etc.). Requests must then be submitted to the assistant of the department concerned (link organigramme académique).
The Publications Department of the Graduate Institute is pleased to inform that all the series of the Institute copublished with PUF, Karthala, Palgrave and Brill give priority consideration to the Institute's recently graduated doctors as their potential authors. These series publish mainly monographs based on the thesis scientific results. Nevertheless, it is also possible to publish directly the thesis in the Graduate Institute eBooks which is an electronic series.
Click here for more information on publications.
The doctoral school offers students extracurricular workshops and identifies funding opportunities, paper calls and academic jobs offered by other institutions. Click here for more information.
We invite you to consult regularly the website of your department to keep you informed of conferences and colloquia organized in your discipline.
If you wish to contact the head or the secretariat of a department, click here.
Request of leave from studies