Semester Dates and Deadlines Application Deadlines for PhD Candidates

You can apply to do a doctorate throughout the year.

Registration date of receipt
For the fall semester October 15
For the spring semester March 31

If you apply online for the fall semester between September 1 and October 15 or between February 1 and March 31 for the spring semester, select the available semester and write in the "Comments" field on the last page "Application for the fall semester or Application for the spring semester 20XX".

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Applying after the application deadline

If we receive your application late, we will sign you up for the next semester.

Procedures for students of the University of Bern: Change master → doctorate

You apply to change course as part of the renewal of your semester registration in self-service.

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Changing from a master's to a doctorate