PhD programs are designed to:

  • deepen your knowledge in your subject area
  • strengthen your methodological skills 
  • provide you with cross-disciplinary skills
  • bring you into the national and/or international research community

The University of Geneva offers around 50 PhD programs. Please visit the webpage of the program that interests you for details on how to apply.

CUSO PhD programs

For several years now, the University of Geneva has been running PhD programs both within its faculties and in partnership with the Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne and Neuchâtel as part of the network of French-speaking Swiss universities (Conférence des Universités de Suisse Occidentale, or CUSO).

CUSO funds, coordinates and runs joint PhD programs for the four members listed above, as well as its associate members, IHEID and ISDC, and its partner, the University of Bern. It currently runs 33 PhD programs.