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.

The application process depends on whether you apply for a doctoral/PhD programme in the same field or not.

  • "In the same field" means that you continue your studies in the same field you completed your master degree in, i.e., after finishing your master programme in Political Sciences you apply for a doctoral programme in Political Sciences.
  • "In a different field means that i.e. after finishing your master programme in Chemistry you apply for a doctoral programme in Pharmacy.

Information on whether or not your degree is in the same field of your doctoral programme can be found in the curriculum of the respective doctoral programme.

 Required documents

You will need the following documents as separate PDF files:

  • Your certificate(s) of completion of studies
  • Your diploma supplement/transcripts
  • Any further requirements for admission (if indicated in the curriculum)
  • Letter of motivation

 Admission period

The application and admission to a doctoral/PhD degree programme is possible all year round
(exception: Business, Economics and Statistics).

Admission to a degree programme in the same field

 

You can apply for admission to a degree programme in the same field via u:space > Administration > Admission to degree programmes. All documents that have already been processed in earlier applications are already saved in your application as "Nachweisvorhanden.pdf" or "pseudo.txt" and do not have to be uploaded again.

Upload a short letter of motiviation of one or two lines (a longer letter of motivation is only necessary for a degree programme in a different field).

Afterwards, send an e-mail from your u:account e-mail address (webmail.univie.ac.at) to doktorat.zulassung@univie.ac.at.

Your admission procedure is completed once your tuitionfee/student's union fee is registered as paid in u:space.

Admission to a degree programme in a different field

 

Step 1: Application  for admission via u:space

Log in to u:space, click on Administration > Admission to degree programmes and select the doctoral/PhD programme of your choice. Upload the required documents as separate PDF files. Documents that have already been processed in earlier applications are already saved in your application under the name "Nachweisvorhanden.pdf" or "pseudo.txt" and do not have to be uploaded again. Then click on "submit application"

As soon as the status of your application is "submitted" it will be processed by the Admission Office.

 

Step 2: Waiting for your admission letter

The Admission Office will need at least 12 weeks in order to process your application. Any missing or formally incorrect documents will prolong the processing time and lead to a later admission. 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: 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 procedure you have to present your admission letter and your student ID in the Admission Office (opening hours). Bring an ATM card (Maestro card) if you want to pay the tuition fee/students' union fee directly in the Admission Office.

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