The University of Vienna welcomes Visiting-PhD students from all over the world. The Visiting-PhD programme is a non-degree-seeking programme for guest PhDs, coming to the University of Vienna for a short-term research stay of up to one year. Following the stay, PhD candidates return to their respective home-universities. Visiting-PhDs are enrolled at the University to run their research projects, participate in courses and pass exams as well as to benefit from university-services (libraries, Center for Doctoral Studies, computer-services, etc.).

How can I apply for a Visiting-PhD research stay?

In order to enroll you as a Visiting PhD, we need a confirmation of your mentoring professor at University of Vienna. It is within the scope of your responsibility to contact a professor and negotiate the mentoring during your research stay at the University of Vienna. As soon as an agreement is reached, we kindly ask you and your mentor to get in touch with us. For the subsequent steps please prepare the following: (1) motivation letter, (2) copy master diploma in German or English, (3) passport photo 35x45mm and (4) copy identity card or passport.

Please be aware that the University of Vienna does not provide particular funding for Visiting-PhDs, funding possibilities can be found here.

Contact Person

FOI Andrea Majnaric
T: +43-1-4277-182 63

Funding possibilities for non-degree seeking incoming doctoral candidates

Funding possibilities for your research stay at the University of Vienna would be e.g. the Ernst Mach-Grant or a Scholarship awarded by the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria.