International Doctoral Candidates

The University of Vienna welcomes doctoral candidates from all around the world. Around one third of our doctoral candidates are from outside of Austria, 15% come from Third Countries.

International applicants who aim at applying for a doctoral programme at the University of Vienna can find information on the programmes and the process here. The doctoral programmes are open to all nationalities, there are no specific programmes for international applicants.

This page contains information and some tipps to smoothen your arrival and stay in Vienna.

Arriving in Vienna

  • Entry and Residence
  • Insurance
  • Working
  • Living

Living in Vienna

  • The University of Vienna
  • Living in Vienna
  • Networking Possibilities

German Proficiency

  • Rules at the University of Vienna
  • Learning German


Please be aware, that a positive admission to the University of Vienna neither guarantees supervision nor funding. We strongly recommend to take care of both these issues before applying for admission.