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Doctoral Studies


General Information Doctoral Studies

The Zentrum Fokus Forschung accompanies the doctoral studies of the University of Applied Arts Vienna – both in scientific research (natural sciences, philosophy, technical sciences) and in artistic research (PhD in Art).

Each doctoral programme lasts at least 6 semesters and focuses on independent research on the topic of the dissertation. The doctoral students are supervised by a scientist or artist working at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Further information on the scientific and artistic doctoral programmes can be found in the corresponding subcategories.



Students with citizenship of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland pay EUR 20.20 contribution to the Austrian National Union of Students per semester, provided that the study period according to the curriculum, plus two tolerance semesters, is adhered to.

Students without EU/EEA citizenship generally pay EUR 746.92 per semester (double tuition fee including the fee to the Austrian National Union of Students). Students with citizenship of a country listed in appendix 3 of the StubeiV are automatically excluded from this – they pay EUR 20,20 to the Austrian National Union of Students (EUR 19,50 student contribution + EUR 0,70 special contribution for insurance) per semester.


Financing options for doctorates

The University of Applied Arts Vienna provides all doctoral students with infrastructure and advice. However, the financing of the research project must be provided by the doctoral students.

To find possible scholarships, please see: Scholarships and Grants


Information for Incoming Doctoral Students on Exchange

Together with the Angewandte’s International Office, the Zentrum Fokus Forschung supports incoming doctoral students from other universities. If you would like to apply for an exchange semester at the University of Applied Art, please see: Application Process for Incoming PhD Candidates on Exchange