PhD

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Degrees awarded

  • PhD in Finance
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Statistics
  • PhD in Financial Accounting
  • PhD in Journalism and Communication
  • PhD in Information Systems
  • PhD in Social Work (HES partnership)

Eligibility

If you wish to enrol in the PhD programme in the Faculty of Economics and Business, you must first meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Master degree (regulated by a university), a "licence", a university diploma or a qualification judged equivalent.
  • Be eligible for doctoral study in the country where the academic qualification has been obtained.

If you are eligible, search the Faculty website for a professor working in the field of your thesis. Send her/him a complete file by e-mail containing: 

  • Motivation letter
  • Field of research 
  • CV
  • Copy of your degrees
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters
  • GRE / GMAT /TOEFL scores (if available).

Enrolment

If the professor agrees to supervise you, you can complete the admission form of the University of Neuchâtel.

The Faculty of Economics and Business rules and regulations require that the subject of your thesis be approved by the Faculty.

Funding

All those admitted to the University of Neuchâtel with a view to obtaining a doctorate are considered to be doctoral candidates. Doctoral candidates may work as assistants at the same time, in which case the University funds their research.

However, doctoral candidates may simply be registered as doctoral students, receiving no funding for the writing of the thesis.

Finally, they may be funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (abbreviated FNS in French).

Writing and submiting the thesis

For the writing and submission of your thesis, please refer to the following documents and pages:

Ma thèse en 180 secondes

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2022 edition

  • 30 November: briefing session
  • 6 January: registration deadline

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