In addition to your doctoral research, the writing of your thesis manuscript and the activities specific to your department, you are required to take part in a study program (events & courses). The FREE study program is flexible and can be customized. You have to obtain 12 ECTS credits by the end of your PhD. This is an opportunity to get knowledge, improve competencies as a researcher, boost your career, and increase your network.

As soon as you are registered as a PhD student

Check your email address @unil.ch, information from us will be sent to this address only.

Check the study program on our website.

In agreement with your thesis director, customize your study program (p.2).

Activities with ECTS credits (p.4)

1. listed on our website:

  • Tutorials (discussion groups followed by an evaluation, p.3).
  • PhD level courses, seminars, events...

2. Conferences, events & other courses:


Activities & ECTS

Click on the picture to enlarge the table and see which activities are part of the study program in Life Sciences. The evaluation in number of ECTS is done by the Doctoral School only.


How to validate the activities?

For ALL the activities (except tutorials), send us the participation forms, signed by your thesis director and yourself, and attach the requested documents (e.g. certificate of participation, program…); possibly by postal mail, or if abroad e.g., by e-mail, in PDF with all the relevant documents merged in the appropriate order.

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