PhD Programmes at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Facoltà di scienze biomediche

The USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences offers PhD programmes in the following fields:

Doing a PhD at any of the affiliated or partner institutes of the Faculty entails full immersion in a challenging and intellectual community of international students. The PhD programme provides solid scientific education, including general and specific skills, seminars and lectures, retreats, all of that carried out in cooperation also with the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU - EOC).


Open calls

Trial work shall be organised and financed at the institute or partner where the programme is run. Open positions are published on the respective websites. Doctoral positions are not funded directly by USI.



The structure of doctoral studies is indicated in the relevant regulations below.



To apply for a PhD program offered by the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, please check directly the availability of positions at the institute where you are interested in doing your PhD:


Once you do have a PhD-project agreed with one of the institutes, the following documents need to be sent to

  • CV
  • Photo
  • Swiss matriculation number
  • Master degree diploma
  • Copy of passport and, if applicable, copy of working-permit
  • Brief project description
  • Confirmation of agreement / contract with the institute
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letter from Thesis Director