Students are required to register as a PhD student and pay tuition fees at the University they have been admitted.
The first year of the PhD program requires a full-time commitment to studies. To make this possible, Swiss Finance Institute provides (tax-free) grants of SFR 30’000 (plus adjustment for the cost of living) to admitted candidates.
After this first year, as the course load lightens and the emphasis turns to research, Swiss Finance Institute PhD candidates are financed by teaching assistantships or research grants offered by Swiss Finance Institute or partner institutions and providing a wide range of teaching and research experience. Typically Swiss Finance Institute students have thus secured financial support while in the second phase of the program.
The working language of Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program in Finance is English.
Swiss Finance Institute PhD students are provided offices from the first year of the program on. They also benefit of a wide range of first-class university facilities - library, computers, sports facilities, etc..- provided by the partner institutions.