PhD Guidelines

The guidelines apply for every PhD student at the DBM who enrolls his or her PhD at the Faculty of Science of the University of Basel.

Every new PhD student at the DBM, who matriculated at the Faculty of Science, should contact me (NSW) for further informations.


For doctoral students registered fall 2016 and later:

Getting ECTs  from courses and lectures outside of the regular university courses, or from scientific congresses (e.g. poster presentation) is regulated by learning contracts; this has to be done in advance! For details klick here


For doctoral students registered before fall semester 2016:

Getting ECTs  from courses and lectures outside of the regular university courses, or from scientific congresses (e.g. poster presentation) is regulated by learning contracts; this has to be done in advance! For details klick here


Student Services - Matriculation

Important:
Matriculation is compulsory for doctoral students at the University of Basel. Section 19 (6) of the University of Basel student regulations states that: “The doctoral student has to be matriculated at the earliest possible date and to remain registered for the entire duration of doctoral studies.”
Please note that matriculation at the University of Basel or at another university (within the framework of a cooperation scheme) is a mandatory requirement of your employment contract. Your employment contract will be terminated if admission to doctoral studies at the University of Basel or a required permit (residence or work permit) is not granted or extended, and/or if you fail to be matriculated within 6 months.

NEW Fall 2016: For matriculation one of the supervisors has to be acknowledged within the dissertation topic and the Faculty of Science, and has to confirm the application (letter to Student Services). Every structural professor of the Faculty of Science (e.g. Biozentrum) can serve this function. But, only a number of professors in the DBM are accredited - please see guidelines!

 

Matriculation step Important:

I. before you start matriculation
  • read guidelines of the DBM PhD Program
  • get in contact with the DBM PhD coordinator
  • Who are your supervisors? You need 2 supervisors accredited by the Faculty of Science (we are in the Medical Faculty!), and one external expert – think in advance and see the information needed for a doctoral agreement!


II. Online application
  • Student Services: approves the documents
  • Transfer of the documents to the Promotionsausschuss (PA) of the Faculty of Science
  • PA approves matriculation and asks for the signed doctoral agreement
  • Deadlines for matriculation:
    • January 4th for Spring Semester
    • July 31st for Fall Semester

 

III. Documents needed: see details on the Website

Faculty of Science specific:

  • title of the thesis
  • Confirmation letter for supervision of dissertation: ask DBM PhD coordinator for advice!
Administrative Assistant

Nicole Salvisberg
Email: Nicole.salvisberg@unibas.ch


For new PhD students

Every new PhD student at the DBM, who matriculated at the Faculty of Science, should contact me (NSW) for further informations.