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EU Business School Doctorate Admissions Process

We understand that choosing a DBA program that fulfills your professional objectives while fitting your educational goals is a process. A process that requires a lot of research and deliberation. Our admissions team is available to help you with any queries or questions you might have, and we invite you to use all the resources available to find out more about us: visit our campuses; meet our current students; attend classes and open day sessions.

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Complete and send the application form

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Receive further instructions

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Send the additional documents

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Receive confirmation of enrollment

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Start your studies with EU!

Requirements

Admission requirements*:

  • 1 certified copy of your master's degree and transcripts.

  • Proof on English fluency: Minimum TOEFL score 110 (internet-based), 253 (computer-based); IELTS 7.0; CAE C1; PTE 68; English native or equivalent.

Candidates must also meet one of the following:

  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE.

  • 5+ years of professional work experience.

*Students who do not meet the criteria will be interviewed by the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information please contact the relevant EU Switzerland admissions department.

Application Process

A) ONLINE

  1. Fill out the doctoral online application form.

  2. Receive an email with instructions on how to submit further documentation.

B) EMAIL

  1. Download, print and fill in the doctoral application form.

  2. Scan and send the completed application form via email to the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department.

  3. Receive an email with instructions on how to submit further documentation.


Submitting the application package:

The relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department will contact you by email with instructions on how to submit your application package. Then, send your application package containing the requested documents by post or email. The admissions department will confirm receipt of this via email.

Additional Documentation

All applicants should submit the following documents in order to complete the application process:

  • 1 copy of the completed application form (if the application was not filled in online)

  • 1 certified copy of master's degree and transcripts*

  • Proof on English fluency: TOEFL score 110 (internet-based), 253 (computer-based); IELTS 7.0; CAE C1; PTE 68; English native or equivalent

  • 1 copy of CV/résumé

  • 2 letters of recommendation​

  • 1 motivation letter stating your reasons for pursuing a DBA and your research interests

  • An electronic passport photo or 3 printed passport-size photos

  • 1 copy of valid passport or ID card

  • 1 bank certificate or letter certifying the applicant's financial solvency

  • CHF 200 non-refundable application fee. Please attach a money order, check or receipt for a bank transfer payable to EU

*Please see Application and Document Details at right.

Application and Document Details

Diploma

Arrange to have your accredited college/university and transcripts sent to the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department. Transcripts are considered official if they bear an official university stamp and the signature of the dean. Academic transcripts should also include the university’s contact information. Transcripts must list the subjects taken, grades earned or examination results in each subject and include certificates or diplomas. If the documents are not in English, they must have a certified English translation accompanying them.

Recommendations

Submit two letters of recommendation from academic advisors who are familiar with your academic performance and potential for leadership. If you have been out of the academic world for a while, please submit two letters from your direct bosses who are familiar with your work ethic, ability and leadership skills. Any letter not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Start Dates

The doctoral program at EU Business School Switzerland has three start dates per year.
Terms begin in October, January and March.

The next DBA start dates are:

  • Fall Term: October 2, 2017

  • Winter Term: January 8, 2018

  • Spring Term: March 19, 2018

  • Fall Term: October 1, 2018

Post-Application FAQs

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR TUITION?

For a full list of tuition fees, please visit the DBA fees section of our website.

I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO EU BUSINESS SCHOOL. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

Pay the advanced payment and confirm your intention to attend by paying the first installment of the program. Upon receipt, we will send you confirmation of your enrollment at EU.

I HAVE PAID MY ADVANCED TUITION PAYMENT. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

Apply for a student visa at the nearest embassy or consulate of the country where you wish to study. Please allow enough time to process your visa; non-EU applicants must apply at least three months before the beginning of the academic semester. The admissions department will contact you to offer help with your student visa and to answer any other questions that you might have.

HOW DO I PAY TUITION FEES?

Students can pay their tuition fees via bank transfer or check. Once we receive the completed application (online or via email), the admissions department will send the information about tuition fee payments.

I HAVE PAID MY FEES AND HAVE RECEIVED A VISA. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department will email you class timetables before the beginning of the academic semester.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

Please contact the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department for housing advice.

HOW CAN I VISIT MY EU CAMPUS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF MY STUDIES?

Please contact the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department, we will be happy to show you around your future home.

DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?

Health insurance is mandatory in most European countries. Students are requested to obtain health insurance themselves. Please do not hesitate to contact EU if you need any assistance.

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