Faculty of Science

Study programs

PhD in Statistics

The purpose of the PhD program is to deepen one's knowledge in Probability Theory, Statistics, Financial or Actuarial Mathematics, and to pursue independent research in these fields. The dissertation contains new results which are usually published in peer-reviewed journals.

To be admitted to the PhD program, one needs a master's or equivalent degree in Mathematics or Statistics with good or excellent grade.

Doctoral students may attend all courses offered by IMSV and those from the Programme doctoral en Statistique et Probabilités Appliquées.

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Basic information
Degree: PhD of Science in Statistics, Universität Bern
Number of credits: 0 ECTS credits
Degree programs: Doctorate: Statistics
Duration: 3 - 4 years
Language: English
Beginning of studies: Fall or spring semester

The aim of the programme is to undertake research in probability, statistics, finance or actuarial science. It is expected that the reseach outcome is published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. .

The doctorate students are not required to attend any courses for the purpose of getting the PhD degree. Still, they may attend all courses offered by IMSV and those from the Programme doctoral en Statistique et Probabilités Appliquées. Furthermore, PhD students are required to attend seminars organized by IMSV and also present their results there.

The standard time for the PhD study is 3 - 4 years.

Application and admission

To be admitted to the PhD program, one needs a master's or equivalent degree in Mathematics or Statistics with good or excellent grade.
There are different admission requirements for applicants with a Swiss degree and applicants with an international degree.

Funding

Potential funding of a PhD project is the responsibility of the corresponding supervisor. For detailed information, please get in touch with one of the institute's professors or with the program administration in Statistics.

As soon as the requirements set by the study regulations are fulfilled, you can apply for a formal completion of your studies through the Deans office. The information about the completion process you can find here.