The SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health

The SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health is a training- and networking program of the Swiss School of Public Health. The School is a joint initiative of eight Swiss Universities (Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, Neuch√Ętel and Zurich). The PhD program aims to provide students in a discipline relevant to Public Health the best possible preparation for their role as public health scientists and experts. The key elements of the program are as follows:

  • The program offers a structured learning environment for PhD students.
  • The SSPH+ PhD program organizes courses taught by national and international experts. The courses offered by the SSPH+ PhD Program are open to all interested persons.
  • PhD students enrolled in the SSPH+ PhD program have free access to SSPH+ PhD courses (apart from a processing fee of 30 CHF).
  • Students may apply for financial support to attend other external courses that are relevant for their studies.
  • The program awards an SSPH+ PhD program certificate which supplements the PhD degrees that are awarded by the Swiss Universities according to their regulations.
  • The SSPH+ PhD program has been implemented according to the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
Transition Phase of the SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health:

The SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health is currently in a planning phase to smoothly transit into a successful and sustainable future: the SSPH+ Graduate Campus.

Students who now register before May 31, 2019, are expected to finish in the actual program within three years. Moreover, they will become automatically part of the SSPH+ Graduate Campus and can finish under this new system as an alternative.

Students registering after May 31, 2019, will be welcomed directly on the SSPH+ Graduate Campus – the new hub of inter-university high quality SSPH+ PhD courses, trainings, and events.
Free SSPH+ PhD courses (with small non-refundable registration fees of 30.- CHF) and access to attractive courses and programs at reduced fees will be granted to all students registered under the former and the new system.