Degree Programs & Courses Doctorate

Mandatory entry in the student registry during a doctorate

As a PhD student, you must be registered at the university for the entire duration of your program. Providing you do not make use of either material or staff services from the University of Bern, you can be exempted from this mandatory entry. The Dean's Office of your particular faculty is responsible for the exemption.  If you will not be making use of either material or staff services from the university in the following semester, submit a confirmation to the Admissions Office from the relevant Dean's Office within the prescribed time (for the fall semester by August 31 and for the spring semester by January 31). You will not receive a certificate of registration during the exemption period.

Please note:

The exemption is valid for one semester.

If you do not register until you hand in your dissertation, the outstanding semester fees will be charged in retrospect.