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Old 24.04.2007, 08:40
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Re: PhD salary???

My husband is finishing up his PhD at University of Bern. His gross salary is around CHF 4'500/month and gets around CHF 3'700 after deductions.
I can assure you that his PhD is a full-time job, which also includes seminars, presentations, lectures on WEEKENDS in Switzerland, Europe & other parts of the world. Here is the catch though: overtime pays are non-existent.
As far as his department (PhD @ the Medical Faculty) is concerned, German is not necessary, as English is their official language.
Hope these infos could help you..

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I was initially told that my gross salary would be about 2750 CHF per month. But my supervisor later said, after reductions, I could get only 2100 CHF per month!
Is PhD studentship considered a full time or part time job in Switzerland? I had heard that some of the tax will be paid back to me at the end of my study, is this true??
My German is not great and I was not able to find anything in English concerning these, so any info would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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