Overview of the proposed structure for the 3 year doctoral programme of the University of Vienna.

  • Duration of the programme is 3 to maximum 4 years. Further information on the structure and milestones of the PhD programme can be found here

  • Students are expected to collect a minimum of 4 ECTS per year of regular PhD courses of their branch plus 2 ECTS of general topics courses provided by VISESS. Compulsory: attendance of 2 summer schools & retreats. See here for further information.

  • A total of 3 presentations are obligatory (critical comments & valuable feedback from thesis committee & experts):

    • first year seminar including the research proposal (FÖP)

    • mid-term seminar

    • final seminar prior to the PhD defense

  • Annual report on thesis progress by the student, with input from the supervisor(s) provided to the School Board

  • Every student is invited to find a personal mentor from the group of junior researchers or postdocs