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Admission to PhD and Doctoral Programmes at the Medical University of Vienna

Unlike the Medicine and Dentistry degree programmes, the PhD and doctoral programmes place specific requirements on applicants.


Admission procedure

In order to allow for registration for a doctoral programme at the Medical University of Vienna, a prior commitment by a relevant thesis supervisor is necessary. Each candidate must try, independently and in person, to find a relevant thesis supervisor for the doctoral thesis.

Contact data of relevant thesis supervisors please find within each of the thematic programmes.
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Only after such a commitment has been made by a relevant supervisor make up the concept of a doctoral thesis.

Along with all required documents, submit the application to the Study and Examination Department within the applicable admission periods.

Application deadlines

New admissions can be submitted all year round, but you can only be admitted during the general admission period and until the end of the extension of time. Find the details on the admission period here.

What documents do I have to submit for admission?

required for PhD

concept of the doctoral thesis

approval documents of the peer reviewed projects of the supervisor

application for admission

high school leaving certificate

Certificates of completed studies

eligibility certification (if required)

proof of English language skills (min. B2-level)

Employment contract as a scientific employee in the case of external employment

required for Doctoral study

concept of the doctoral thesis

 approval document of the project of the supervisor

application form

application for admission

high school leaving certificate

Certificates of completed studies

eligibility certification (if required)

proof of English language skills (min. B2-level)

employment contract as a medical employee in the case of external employment

required for both studies

copy of your passport

residency permit or similar (if applicable and required)

portrait picture

resume

mind please In the country list you will find information on authentication and eligibility certification.

Only complete applications for admission will be processed. The form "concept of the doctoral thesis" (Dissertationskonzept) must be completely filled out electronically, stamped, dated and signed. Furthermore, the documents must be submitted in German or English translation with the required authentications.


In addition to the application forms completely filled-in and completely signed by all required individuals, the following documents have to be submitted:

  • High school leaving certificate
  • degree certificates of completed studies (BSc, MSc, diploma studies)
  • Applicants with a non-EEA* citizenship submit an "eligibility certification" issued by a registrar´s office of a state-approved university in the country/state where the diploma/master has been issued indicating that the applicant fulfills the requirements for starting PhD studies in the country/state where the diploma/master has been issued. The "eligibility certification" needs a current date of issuing!
  • Instead of the above-mentioned "eligibility certification" there may also be submitted a diploma supplement (stating the fulfillment of the compliance with the  requirements for starting PhD studies) issued by the university which awarded the diploma.
  • colour photo (passport size)
  • CV
  • photocopy of passport

Austrian Academic Inspection Authority (APS)

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F: +43 8610-6590-7140
info@aps.org.cn

Landmark Tower 2, Büro 0311
8 North Dongsanhuan Road
Chaoyang District
100004 Beijing 

Documents issued in Hongkong and in Macao need "Apostille". An additional authentication by APS is not needed.

Tuition charges and the Students Union contribution must be paid each semester. Please obtain information from the study fees site.

The application for admission may take place at any time.
The enrolment to studies, however, is just possible within the enrolment periods.

 

Enrolment period for the winter semester 2021/22

  • General admission deadline: 11. Juli 2021 - 05. Sep. 2021
  • Additional extension: 06. Sep. 2021 - 30. Nov. 2021


Enrolment period for the summer semester 2022

  • General admission deadline: 08. Jän. 2022 - 05. Feb. 2022
  • Additional extension: 06. Feb. 2022 - 30. Apr. 2022



Please submit the application for admission at least 10 days in prior to the deadlines of the enrolment periods. Otherwise the enrolment in the current semester cannot be guaranteed.


Contact

Please submit your complete application for admission in pdf-format attached to a mail to phd@meduniwien.ac.at.

In case the application for admission is agreed you receive an information mail usually within 2-3 days. Subsequently applicants are allowed to enrol to studies within the enrolment periods.


In case the application for admission can be handled positively there is issued an information letter about the admission to studies normally within 2-3 days. Subsequently applicants are allowed to enrol to studies within the enrolment periods.

Students Union contribution (ÖH-Beitrag)/Study fee

The Students Union contribution must be paid for each enrolled semester. The tuition fee depends on a valid residence title on the one hand, and on the duration of studies on the other hand (tuition fee obligation from the 9th semester onwards).

Information about leave of absence can be found here.

What are the next steps?

After the Students Union contribution or tuition fee has been credited, you will be enrolled. You will receive the PIN code to activate MedCampus for students, an information sheet for first-semester students and your student ID-card. Not paying the fees in time results in your deregistration from the programme.

After you have been admitted, you can already choose courses and start your academic work. At the end of the second semester, you send us your thesis registration/working plan which is part of the final grade.