Financing of studies

We expect PhD students to spend a total of four years with us (from enrolment to graduation). We do not believe that students can manage to attend to the demanding curriculum whilst pursuing other (external) work during this period of time, and we thus discourage applications of so-called “external PhD students”.

To help cover living expenses during these four years, we have the option of hiring PhD students as research associates on 30hrs/week contract. Research associates, in addition to pursuing their PhD studies, are expected to help faculty with their teaching, and they have to teach a limited number of hours to students themselves.

Research associate positions may be financed by the University of Vienna directly, by external funding agencies, or by third parties.

If you require financing during your PhD studies, please consult our websites to see if we currently advertise positions. You will find updated information here