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Advanced Doctoral Courses

Each year FINRISK organizes specialized courses at advanced doctoral level with internationally recognised lecturers from Europe and North America. For the current list of doctoral courses in academic year 2013-2014, please follow this LINK.

Courses are free of charge and open to doctoral students from all Swiss Universities. Doctoral students from institutions associated with FINRISK are entitled to reimbursement of expenses arising from their participation in FINRISK doctoral courses, and in the Doctoral Workshop. Students coming from outside Switzerland need to pay their travel and accommodation expenses themselves.

Practitioners (or persons not enrolled in any university) need to pay a fee of 1'000 CHF per course, FINRISK admin will send the corresponding invoice to these persons by email (please indicate the contact details: name, email).

Further information:

   Registration rules for Advanced doctoral courses
   General rules for reimbursement of expenses
   Reimbursement Form
   Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, St. Gallen
Rules for students from abroad wishing to attend some FINRISK / SFI PhD courses (guest student)

A student wishing to attend a FINRISK / SFI PhD course need to submit a request for course admission to FINRISK admin [admin@nccr-finrisk.ch] at least one week before the registration deadline, including:

  • A short letter of motivation (indicating own research field)
  • CV
  • A short letter (one paragraph) of endorsement from the PhD supervisor
FINRISK Admin will inform the student about the outcome of his request (admission/rejection/on hold) within 10 days.

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