Admission to Doctoral/PhD Programme | Frequently Asked Questions

Before the application for admission

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Which doctoral / PhD studies are offered at the University of Vienna?
Do I need a supervisor when applying for admission?
How do I find a supervisor?
Where can I find information on projects in the research area I am interested in?
Can I also do the doctorate in part-time, next to the profession?
How can I finance my doctoral/PhD studies?
I have completed my master's degree at the University of Vienna, can I apply for a doctoral programme at the University of Vienna?
Are their doctoral-/ PhD programmes which can be completed in English?
I was once admitted to the doctorate. What do I have to do to resume my studies?
How high is the tuition fee?
Which language skills are necessary for the application for a doctoral programme?

Application for admission

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How can I reactivate my u:space account?
When can I apply for a doctoral- /PhD programme??
Whom can I contact if I encounter technical difficulties?
Do I need a full legalisation of my documents?
Do I need to upload a translation of my documents? Which languages have to be translated?
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
Can I enquire about the status of my application?

Admission

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In my admission letter, a language certificate proving my German/English language skills is required. Can I complete language exams to acquire these certificates during my studies?
I have a degree from an institution within the EU/EEA. Why do I have to pay tuition fees?

Miscellaneous

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I have forgotten my u:space password, from where can I get a new one?
What do I need to do to deregister from a study programme?
Whom do I notify if I have changed my name?
Whom do I contact if I want to register a degree I was awarded at another university?
Whom do I contact concerning the recognition of courses?
Where can I get information on applying for a visa/residence permit?