On this PhD portal you can find out about the Admission procedure at the University of Fribourg. If you expect to embark on a jointly supervised PhD, you may find it useful to look up the Joint Supervision of a PhD Thesis section.

The first step for doing a PhD at our university will, indeed, be finding a professor who agrees to supervise your thesis.  This person will also be able to provide you with the support letter that you will need for your excellence fellowship application. I suggest to start with trying a keyword search on the university homepage ( to see if you find a topic/person fitting to your expertise. If you find such a person please contact him/her directly by email including your documents.

There are several options to enrol in a PhD programme at the University of Fribourg with an assistantship - for further details, please visit the Employment Opportunities page. If you are in doubt about where to seek funds to finance your research project, you may also wish to learn more about the Funding Possibilities offered by the University of Fribourg as well as by the SNSF.

The booklet  “Getting Your Thesis Off A Good Start!” provides a wealth of tips, advice and practical info about how to begin your doctoral studies. Further information are also available to clarify any doubts you may have about how to start your PhD at the University of Fribourg.

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