Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Here you can find frequently asked questions about the Artistic Research PhD Programme, the application process and the selection procedure. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case you need further information.

Yes, the programme is open to graduates from all artistic studies. Applicants are required to provide evidence of a completed, subject-relevant diploma or master programme.
During the period of study defined in the curriculum plus two semesters, students with EU/EWR or Swiss citizenship pay the ÖH (Austrian National Union of Students) fee. Students from other countries and students who exceed the period of study defined in the curriculum plus two semesters pay an additional fee. The Angewandte's Office for Student and Academic Affairs provides more information.
In order to prove the projects' feasibility and quality, candidates have to include a financing model for the three year study in their application – be it PhD-funding programmes, grants or own resources. We can support you in your search for financial means.
Within the premises of Zentrum Fokus Forschung we offer participants in the Artistic Research PhD Programme a shared work space and the necessary infrastructure to realize their research projects.
The language of instruction is English, sufficient language skills are necessary to successfully complete the programme. However, you don’t have to provide certificates in the application.
Most of the programme’s courses and activities take place in Vienna. We aim to structure the classes in blocks throughout a semester. Students are urged to attend these block seminars but they can participate from abroad for the rest of the time.
The application should consist of CV, portfolio and exposé, all in English. You can find further information in the Admission Procedure for the Artistic Research PhD Programme.
The exposé (max. 4500 words) outlines the intended artistic research project. It should explain research concept, methodology, project goal and intended form of reflexive documentation. It should also include a time and contents schedule for the proposed project. A summary (max. 450 words) elaborating the research question should precede the exposé
No. A committee will decide about the admission of up to eight candidates and about the supervisors based on the applicant’s proposal. A supervisor’s consent is not necessary nor will it influence the committee’s decision.