Regulations, Committee and Admission

Research committee

In your first year of working contract (Art. 6 of the doctorate regulation), you have to submit a thesis proposal and a training plan to the Research Committee (RC), which gives its opinion and forwards documents to the Dean’s office for approval and final admission. You will find both documents below.

The learning agreement must be signed by the supervisor, the candidate and validated/signed by the vice-director, doctorate and research (prof no later than 2 weeks before the submission date (see "dates and deadlines" table below).


We remind you that the candidate shall be matriculated at UNIL for the entire duration of their doctoral studies.The Admissions Office is responsible for formally determining the candidate’s admissibility.

UNIL PhD programm

subscription to be done on line avant le 31.07.2024 (autumn 24/25)
subscription to be done on line avant le 30.11.2024 (spring 25)


Date and deadline

Research committee (RC) meetings 2024

Tuesday 30.01.24 | Submission* before 23.01.24 noon (Sem. Spring 24)
Tuesday 28.05.24 | Submission* before 21.05.24 noon (Sem. Autumn 24/25)
Tuesday 03.09.24 | Submission* before 27.08.24 noon (Sem. Autumn 24/25)
Monday 04.11.24 |  Submission* before 28.10.24 noon (Sem. Spring 25)

* documents (Subscription form, Thesis project,Thesis' attestations and Learning Agreement) to be sent to

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