Application

Prerequisites

The doctorate program accepts suitable and motivated candidates subject to the admission requirements of the doctorate conferral regulations (PDF, 178 KB).

Upon request, the doctorate committee BmEL RWF may permit associated participants to attend modules.

Procedure

  1. Appoint a main advisor (issue a doctoral candidate confirmation).
  2. Select other members of the doctorate conferral committee together with the main advisor (application to appoint a doctorate conferral committee).
  3. Submit the application documents to the PhD Program Commission BmEL RWF (note: application deadline).
  4. The PhD Program Commission BmEL RWF decides whom to short-list (invitation to interview).
  5. Hold interviews.
  6. The PhD Program Commission BmEL RWF decides who will be accepted into the doctorate program.
  7. Enrolment or change of degree program at the admissions office.

Application documents

a. letter of application,
b. curriculum vitae with photograph,
c. copies of all prior degrees,
d. Doctoral candidate confirmation (PDF, 66 KB)
e. verification of enrolment as doctoral student or verification that the prerequisites for enrolment have been met,
f. Application to appoint a doctorate conferral commitee (PDF, 1000 KB)
g. two letters of recommendation,
h. an exposé of at most five pages,
i. (possible) Request for recognition of ECTS Credits (PDF, 1440 KB)

Note: Please limit the application documents to the above mentioned ones. Further documents as job references etc. are only to be handed in according to prior agreement of the program coordinator.

Deadlines

Spring semester

Application Deadline: September 1 - October 31

Short-list decision: Beginning of November

Interviews: November (The participation is a requisite for the admission to the program.)

Decision about the admission: Beginning of December

Fall semester

Application Deadline: March 1 - April 30

Short-list decision: Mid May

Interviews: June (The participation is a requisite for the admission to the program.)

Decision about the admission: Mid of June

Transition from the associated participation (Master of Law) to the doctoral program BmEL

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