Dr. med./dent.

Submitting a dissertation (doctoral thesis)


Medical and dental doctors, who have completed their studies in Switzerland as well as students of human/dental medicine at a Swiss university may submit their dissertation to the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern. This dissertation must be supervised by a habilitated person of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern.


The exact procedure, as well as all conditions for a doctorate, are placed in the contact box in the top right-hand corner of this site as Merkblatt Einreichen Dissertation. The registration procedure is described in the document Anmeldung zum Doktorat which is also placed in the top right-hand corner of this site. If there are further questions, please contact the Dean’s office of the Medical Faculty.

Studies matriculation

The University’s Admissions Office is responsible for matriculation. Doctoral students have to be matriculated at the University during the entire period they are supervised.  Please submit your confirmation of supervision (registration form for doctorate) to the Admissions Office, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Tel. +41 31 631 39 11.

Master’s graduates may print out their confirmation of supervision at the same time as their doctorate registration form.

Master Thesis

More information on Master Thesis is available for registered students of human medicine here.
The contact person for Master Thesis in Dental Medicine is Benedicta Gruber

Graduation fees

Graduation fees of CHF 500.00 have to be paid into the account of the Medical Faculty:
Berner Kantonalbank, 3001 Bern
Universität Bern
Dekanat Medizinische Fakultät
3008 Bern
Account: 30-106-9
IBAN: CH14 0079 0042 3257 7519 3


Prof. Dr. Annette Kuhn
is the Ombudswoman for dissertations. She is available in case of discrepancies or problems between doctoral students and supervisors.