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Our PhD and Doctoral Programmes

Training the next generation of young scientists is a long tradition of ours!

MedUni Vienna has been training doctors and young researchers since 1365 and can therefore look back on a long tradition in research and education. Here you have the opportunity to work closely together with respected academics and researchers while taking your first independent steps as a scientist. As a young researcher, you will be part of a research team from the very beginning and develop your first own original project under supervision of a supervisor. Your work builts the basis of the knowledge of tomorrows doctors and has a positive influence on the lives of many people. Medical research is a meaningful and rewarding work for everyone who is enthusiastic about science and research. You will recieve a deep understanding of your field and the methods used in this area, as well as be able to develop important transferable skills to succeed in future. The university and the Alumni club offer additionally excellent networking and training opportunities to its members.  At the end of your studies you have to write your dissertation and after successful defensio you will be rewarded with your PhD degree. You are than a fully trained scientist (R2-R3 researcher profile EU level). The doctoral program is a full-time study that is linked to an employment at MedUni Vienna.

A PhD education is the basis for a successful career in research, education, medicine or any research-orientated position in the public or private sector. 

Depending on your educational background, you can enroll your studies in basic or clinical research; for more details on our interdisciplinary PhD and doctoral programs, please click on the respective postgraduate training. Become part of our constant endeavor to keep humanity vital and healthy!

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

Postgraduate training in basic medical research

The Doctoral Programme of Applied Medical Science

Postgraduate training in the field of medical clinical research

Contact us!

We have collected all information about our PhD studies  for you in our FAQ section. Please contact us direclty by Email for any questions left unanswered and make an appointment with us. We will be pleased to provide you with advise on any arising questions from recruiting to details about the complete academic calendar.

Our office is located in the Study Departement Building of the Medical University Vienna at the following address:

Währinger Straße 25a
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Contact for general inquiries

Dieter Breitenbaum
Astrid Plank
Vesna Dominkovic (on maternity leave)

P: +43 (0)1 40160-21029
P: +43 (0)1 40160-21030

Contact for PhD recruiting

Stephanie Danzinger
P: +43 (0)1 40160-21033