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In order to become a member, you should:

  1.  Read the summary of the admission procedure, types of qualification, and how to obtain your certificate
  2.  Know if you are applying for full or associate membership:
    • Full members are enrolled at one of the Universities of Basel, Bern, Lausanne, or Zurich within one of the partner institutions and collect a minimum of 12 credit points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS) in courses offered by the IGS North-South. Full members receive the IGS North-South Certificate of Specialization in Sustainable Development.
    • Associate members are either not enrolled at one of the partner institutions of the IGS North-South within the four Swiss Universities, or do not want to collect the minimum 12 ECTS needed to receive the IGS North-South Certificate. Associate members only participate in individual courses offered by the IGS North-South and receive certification of every course they successfully complete.
  3.  Complete the admission.
  4.  Send the admission form or learning agreement to the IGS North-South Management Centre (igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch). 
  5.  Wait for the Directorate to confirm your membership.
     
Here you can see an overview of the admission procedure:
Admission to the IGS North-South
        

 Summary of the admission procedure, types of qualification, and obtaining the certificate:

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Admission Procedure Summary (PDF)

     

 

What type of membership?
The IGS North-South offers full and associate membership.

How can I become a member?
Have a look at this chart or go directly to this site.

Which form do I use to register?
- Most PhD candidates register with the admission form.
- Only PhD candidates of the Faculty of Science at the University of Bern register with the learning agreement

What coursework do I have to do?
Please check the overview of course types offered. Coursework requirements are listed here.

How do I obtain my certificate?
Have a look at this chart or go directly to this site.