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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Availibility of Center of Doctoral Studies

Our office remains closed over the summer months. However, we are happy to consult you via email, via phone or videocall. Click here for our contact details.

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

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Nächster Afternoon Talk

Der nächste Afternoon Talk widmet sich dem Thema Karrierewege außerhalb der Wissenschaft.

Datum: 17. November, 16-17:00

Well-being & My PhD

Join our monthly webinare series on well-being in academia with Desiree Dickerson

Next date: 17 November 11-12:00

Workshop programme for the winter semester online

In the winter semester around 50 workshops will be offered for our doctoral candidates. Registration is already open.

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Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

Fake or not fake: Jana Laura Egelhofer analyses the content and consequences of the fake news debate. In this video, she gives insights into her...

Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

Valeria Saggio, doctoral candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics, investigates the bridge between quantum physics and artificial...

Wissenschafter_innen im Porträt

In his PhD thesis, Johannes Herpell aims to strengthen plants with the help of bacteria instead of pesticides. In the PhD-video he gives insights into...


Gain an overview of the various services offered by the Center for Doctoral Studies


Starting a PhD is to “embark on a journey into an unknown land with unknown results.” Vice Rector Tyran welcomes all new Doctoral Candidates to this...

Preise und Auszeichnungen

8 Doktorand*innen der Universität Wien wurden mit dem Impact Award 2021, gefördert von der Stadt Wien Kultur, ausgezeichnet. Wir gratulieren!