Welcome to the Center for Doctoral Studies

The Center for Doctoral Studies is part of the Research and Career Development Unit and the central contact point for matters related to doctoral education at the University of Vienna. The team of the Center for Doctoral Studies offers consultations about the first steps and requirements of the doctoral programmes at the University of Vienna.

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PhD Orientation Week 2023

Prospective PhD Candidates

You are interested in a PhD at the University of Vienna? Here you can find more information about the doctorate and the possibilities the University of Vienna offers. 

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Doctoral Studies

Here you can find information on our offered Doctoral/ PhD programmes and all about the admission procedure.

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PhD Process

Get answers to your questions about the structure of the doctorate, courses and the completion of a PhD Programme.

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  News & Events

Workshop programme for the winter semester online

Registration for the workshops in the winter semester is already open!

Info-Session: Doing a PhD at the University of Vienna

Learn more about the doctorate programmes at the University of Vienna

Next date: 16 October, 14:00 - 16:00 | German | Online

Online Session: The admission process in a nutshell

In this online session on 20 November 2023, 11:30-12:30 we will inform you in detail about the admission procedure.


Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

Jana Köhler from the VDS CoBeNe wants to help promote climate- and environmentally-friendly behaviour among the population.

Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

Dania Randi from the VDS-MES is investigating how plants can withstand increasing environmental stress.

Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

Constanze Englisch from the VDSEE is investigating the effects of increased temperatures in the groundwater on microorganisms and animals.

In den Medien

Kulturwissenschaftler Stefan Sonntagbauer im Gespräch mit dem Bohema Magazin.

In den Medien

Florian Danzinger und Stefan Fuchs vom Department für Botanik der Uni Wien berichten in der Rubrik Wissen & Innovation der "Presse" von ihrer...

Preise und Auszeichnungen

Sandra Geiger, Jana Köhler, Mathew White, Sari Nijssen und Maja Grünzner aus der Abteilung für Kognition, Emotion und Methoden in der Psychologie...