Our Mission

The Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry (DoSChem) provides an internationally competitive education and research environment in all chemical sciences spanning physical, inorganic, theoretical, organic, biophysical, biomedical chemistry and more. As traditional definitions of these research areas become more challenging, cross-disciplinary research is a major differentiator of our excellent graduate training programme.

Why join us

  • Be part of an ambitious doctoral research community, comprising more than 130 young scientists from all over the world, who carry out cutting edge research;
  • Benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, aimed at specific training in three focus areas;
  • Enjoy optimal mentoring by a scientifically diverse faculty;
  • Work in an international environment with all lectures and seminars held in English;
  • Be introduced to interdisciplinary key qualifications (soft skills);
  • Take part in a broad range of career development and networking activities, also providing insight into career opportunities in academia, industry and other areas;
  • Directly interact with alumni/ae of the programme;
  • Benefit from strong connections to the rich research environment in Vienna.

Programme highlights

  • International recruiting, one call per year
  • Yearly oral presentations for feedback on the research projects
  • Career development and support
  • "New Ideas" programme for exchange between labs within DoSChem
  • Funding for international exchange of students
  • Yearly international symposium organised by students
  • Best graduate award
  • Alumni programme