Doctorate - FAQ

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about PhD:


Conditions of admission and employment 

Social benefits

  • Are PhD students entitled to maternity and paternity leave?

    Yes, like all other employees of the university, PhD students are entitled to maternity and paternity leave. Maternity leave consists of 16 weeks, regardless of the type of employment (assistant, third-party funding, SNSF). Paternity leave is 2 weeks. You can find more information here.  


Conflicts occurring during the PhD

Cancellation of the PhD