Postdoctoral Research Certificate (not available in 2022)

Individuals holding a PhD (from any accredited institution, including the EGS) may pursue postdoctoral research in the PACT Division for a period of one or two years. They may attend one full PACT session in each year of their postdoctoral study, and will receive mentoring support during this period.

Admission Requirements

The intended duration of the post-doctoral study should be indicated clearly in the application, which will contain an outline of a proposed project. This project should be of a size commensurate with the proposed period of study. The EGS will make a contribution of $500 to housing costs in each year to support this ongoing study. This study will involve participation in one PACT session in Saas-Fee or Malta (six seminars) for each year of the post-doctoral study undertaken. The Postdoctoral Research Certificate is not accredited by an official body and not referenced to a qualification framework such as the EQF.


Valletta, Malta

Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is designated the European Capital of Culture in 2018. It is the capital of the European Union’s southernmost and smallest member state, Malta, which gained independence from Britain in 1964. Situated about 96 km from Italy, and 290 km from North Africa, it comprises seven islands, of which only three are inhabited: Malta, Gozo, and Comino.

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Known as the “Pearl of the Alps,” Saas-Fee is located near the Matterhorn of Wallis (Valais). Surrounded by thirteen mountains, it is the main village in the Saastal or the Saas Valley and a municipality in the district of Visp within the canton of Wallis (Valais) in Switzerland. Its location close to the glaciers of the Dom and the Allalinhorn, along with its neighboring mountain peaks, such as the Weissmies, the Nadelhorn, and the Lenzspitze, have made Saas-Fee an attractive destination in the Swiss Alps with recreational opportunities throughout the year including skiing, caving, snowshoe trekking, mountain climbing, canyon climbing, and ice climbing.

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The European Graduate School / EGS degree programs are now accepting applications. Interested students are invited to submit an online application for admission. You can apply for auditing here.

In 2021, our program is unfolding over 5 months, starting in mid-June. Students are thus invited to apply before May 24, 2021 for seminars they wish to take during this session. We recommend that subsequent applications be submitted by June 24, 2021. The final deadline is October 1.

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