Admission to doctoral-/PhD-degree programmes with a degree from the university of Vienna

You have finished your diploma or master degree programme at the University of Vienna and want to further your academic career? Here you can find information regarding the admission to a doctoral/PhD degree programme.

Admission to a Degree Programme in the same Field

In the same field means that you want to continue your studies in the same field you completed your master degree in. For example you finished your master degree programme in Political Sciences and want to study a PhD degree programme in Political Sciences. Teacher accreditation programmes are not automatically in the same field!

You can check in the curriculum of the respective doctoral programme, if your degree is in the same field. You can find the curriculum on the detail page of the doctoral programme.

 Necessary Documents

You will need the following documents as pdf:

  • Proof of proficiency in English or other prerequisites for admission (if indicated in the curriculum)
  • Letter of motivation

 Admission Period

The application and admission to a Doctoral/PhD degree programme is possible year-round (Exception: Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics).

The application to a degree programme in the same field is possible via u:space > Administration > Application to degree programmes. You have to upload a short letter of motiviation of one or two lines (a longer letter of motivation is only necessary for a degree programme not in the same field). Afterwards write an e-mail (including your name and matriculation number) to doktorat.zulassung@univie.ac.at for a faster processing time by the Admission Office.

You admission is finished, when the Student's Union Fee is registered as paid in u:space.

 Necessary Documents

You require the following documents as pdf:

  • your diploma of completion of your degree
  • your diploma supplements or transcripts
  • proof of proficiency in English or other prerequisites for admission (if indicated in the curriculum)
  • a letter of motivation

 Admission Period

The application and admission to a Doctoral/PhD degree programme is possible year-round (Exception: Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics).

Steps of the Admission Process

 

Step 1: Online Application

The application to a degree programme in a different field is done via u:space > Administration > Admission to degree programmes. Make sure that all your documents are complete as otherwise the processing time will be prolonged.

Step 2: Letter of Admission

Your documents will be processed by the Admission Office. This processing will take at least 16 weeks. Afterwards you will recieve a notification via the e-mail adress saved in u:space.

Unfortunately it is not possible to give you information about the status of your application due to organisatory reasons.

Step 3: Personal Admission

The admission can either be

  • without additional stipulations
  • with stipulations of additional exams (up to a maximum of 60 ECTS) from the bachelor or master degree programme which you have to pass during your Doctoral/PhD degree programme or
  • your application is rejected.

You will be notified about possible stipulations in the letter of admission. These stipulations should be done at the beginning of the degree programme if possible.

As the last step in the admission process you have to come personally with a hard copy of your admission letter and your student ID to the Admission Office. Bring an EC-Card with you, if you want to pay the tuition fee/student's union fee directly in the Admission Office.

The admission is completed when the tuition fee/student's union fee is registered as paid in u:space.