Doctoral & PhD Programme in Business, Economics and Statistics | Admission

To be able to apply for admission to the doctoral programme at the University of Vienna, the applicant must hold a subject-related diploma or master's degree or another subject-related degree of at least the same level of higher education, issued at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution. In addition, documents on the planned dissertation project must be submitted (see link below). Applications for admission will be forwarded to the responsible doctoral programme director for content review. Please note that the processing may take several weeks. The result of the examination will be communicated by an admission letter. 

Application takes place online via u:space.

Please note that you have to renew your enrollment every semester. This has to take place within the regular admission period.

Please note:

The PhD programmes Finance, Business Analytics, Logistics and Operations Research, Management, Statistik and Operation Research, and Economics include special application procedures and application deadlines. Please find all information regarding the application in these areas here.

In the doctoral programmes Business and Law as well as Business Informatics application takes place via u:space and is possible throughout the year.

Required documtens & Deadlines PhD-Programmes

Application for the following PhD programmes include a specific application & selection procedure:

  • Economics (PhD)
  • Business Analytics, Logistics and Operations Research (PhD)
  • Management (PhD)
  • Statistics and Operations Research (PhD)

You can find all information including application deadlines here.

  • For information about application and application deadlines for the Vienna Graduate School of Economics (VGSE) please click here.

Please note, application to these PhD programmes is possible only within the mentioned application deadline.

Recquired Documents & Deadlines Doctoral programmes

For the application to the doctoral programmes Business and Law as well as Business informatics you need to submit the following documents:

If you have a degree from another university or university of applied sciences, please additionally submit the following documents: 

  • Your passport or personal ID
  • A passport photograph
  • Your bachelor and master/diploma certificates and transcripts with the required legalisation for the issuing country
  • All for the application process necessary documents have to be translated, if they are not issued in German or English. This translation has to be done by a court sworn translator after the documents were legalised.

Please note: Application to the above-mentioned doctoral programmes is possible throughout the year.

Your steps in the admission procedure

  • Step 1: Application for admission via u:space

Register in u:space and activate your u:account. You will need this account during your studies at the University of Vienna.
Log in to u:space, select the degree programme of your choice and upload the above mentioned required documents as PDF. Then click on "submit application."

Please note: Documents that have already been processed in earlier applications are saved in your application as "Nachweisvorhanden.pdf" or "pseudo.txt" and do not have to be uploaded again.

As soon as the status of your application in u:space is "submitted", the admission office will take care of your application.

Please note that any missing or formally incorrect document will prolong the processing time and lead to a later admission. Only submit your application once you uploaded all required documents. The admission office needs several weeks to process your application.

Where required, interviews with candidates will take place. In this case, you will be contacted by E-Mail.

  • Step 2: Waiting for your admission letter

Due to administrative reasons it is not possible to inform you about the status of your application. Your admission letter will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in u:space.

  • Step 3: Admission to the doctoral programm

The admission may be either

  • without stipulations,
  • with stipulations of additional exams (up to a maximum of 60 ECTS) from the bachelor or master programme which you have to pass before the public presentation or
  • rejected due to qualitative deficiencies

You will be notified about possible stipulations in the admission letter. A seperate admission to a bachelor/master programme to participate in the required courses is not necessary. Please note: Required stipulations need to be passed before the public presentation!

You are admitted as soon as the prescribed tuition fee/students' union fee is registered as paid.


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