Doctoral program in Global Health (PhD)

Duration and time investment


The program has a minimum duration of 6 academic semesters, equivalent to approximately 3 years, and a maximum duration of 10 academic semesters, approximately 5 years. However, it is possible to request exemptions from the Dean of the Faculty. It's important to note that the extension period granted to complete the thesis cannot exceed two additional academic semesters.

Time investment

In your doctoral program, a total of up to 18 ECTS credits must be completed through various courses. Assuming that 1 ECTS credit equates to 2 full days of courses, you can anticipate dedicating approximately 36 days to your coursework over the span of your entire PhD, which typically lasts at least 3 years.

It's important to factor in the time required for your research endeavors. Ideally, your research project would seamlessly integrate with your professional activities. However, if this is not the case, it's advisable to allocate one day per week specifically for research. It's worth noting that integrating your research with professional activities is the preferred scenario, as dedicating time solely for research may pose challenges if the project is not linked to your professional engagements.