Fees & Payment

The Doctoral School is funded through participant’s fees. There are two levels of fees:

  • Student fee: 700 Swiss Francs per course for students (requires proof of enrollment in a PhD programme).
  • Non-student fee: 1100 Swiss Francs per weekly workshop for all others.

Expand your knowledge and skills by enrolling in multiple visiting doctoral courses offered  by our doctoral school and benefit from an exclusive discount:

After completing each course, you'll receive a CHF 100 voucher to use towards your next course registration! If you register for all 5, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge and benefit from a total of CHF400 discount!

 

USI PhD students and junior researchers:

  • USI students: the fee is covered by USI. As places are limited, however, late cancellations (less than six weeks before the start of the course) or non-attendance will result in the student/researcher being responsible for the full course fee.

 

Reduced Fee

To qualify for the reduced fee, you must send a copy of an official document that certifies your current student status or a letter from your supervisor stating your actual position as a doctoral researcher. Please e-mail this letter/document to [email protected]

 

Payments

With the online payment, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail as soon as you complete the payment.

If you pay by bank transfer, you will receive an invoice via e-mail (within two weeks from the registration date). Please ensure that you enter the address and any additional information for the invoice on your registration form.

If making the payment from abroad, please check with your bank whether you will be charged fees for the international transfer - please add that amount to your transfer so that we receive the full amount requested.

 

Important:

Your registration is conditional until the fee has been fully paid. Your payment is due within 30 days of receiving the invoice. If you don't complete the payment within this time, your application will be cancelled, and your place will be offered to the first person on the waiting list.

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  • Payment

    You can pay by bank transfer or online payment.

    If you select to pay by bank transfer, the invoice will be sent to the e-mail address you used in the online registration form (unless you have not indicated another e-mail address).

  • Cancellation & refunding rules

    Please note that if you cancel your registration for any reason, the following rules apply for refunding:

    • External participants:
      • More than 12 weeks before the start of the course, we will retain CHF 50 to cover our administrative costs. For the Interpretivism and Sensemaking course, this deadline is Thursday the 4th of July 2024.
      • Between 6 and 12 weeks before the start date of the course, we will refund 50% of the paid fees. For the Interpretivism and Sensemaking course, this is between Friday the 5th of July 2024 and Thursday the 15th of August.
      • From 6 weeks before the start date of the course, no refunds will be made. For the Interpretivism and Sensemaking course, this deadline is Friday the 16th of August 2024.

     

    • USI participants: the fee is covered by USI. As places are limited, however, late cancellations (less than six weeks before the start of the course) or non-attendance will result in the student/researcher being responsible for the full course fee. For the Interpretivism and Sensemaking course, this deadline is Friday the 16th of August 2024.
  • Seeking financial assistance: some advice

    The course has no funds on its own, it cannot offer any scholarship, grants or financial aid. Below you will find some advice on how to seek financial assistance to cover the fee:

    Students from Swiss Universities and research institutions

    • Find out how continuous training is funded in your institutional setting.
    • Check with your supervisor/program director if funds are available within your doctoral programme
    • Check within your institution: most universities and other academic institutions have special grants, prices etc.; these are sometimes limited to students in specific disciplines/areas/themes. Most universities have an office/contact person who can help you to find out what is available. Note that these grants often require an early application.

     

    Students from other countries

    • Check with your country’s national science foundation or equivalent.
    • Please inquire at your own institution; most universities have a special office or a contact person who can help you to find out what is available.​
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