Initiation of the PhD process


I. Admission to the doctoral program

After you signed your employment contract, you still have to get admitted to the doctoral program at the University of Vienna. Application takes place online via u:space and is possible throughout the year. Please note that you have to renew your enrollment every semester.


II. Approval of the doctoral thesis

According to the Statutes of the University of Vienna, doctoral candidates have to pass the public presentation of their dissertation project within the first year.

The registration to a public presentation is carried out by the Study Service Center (SSC) Chemistry. For all study affairs regarding your entire PhD process including the initiation of the approval process please contact:


III. Sign the doctoral thesis agreement

The doctoral thesis agreement is concluded after a positive public presentation at the faculty. Doctoral candidate, supervisor and director of doctoral studies sign an doctoral thesis agreement.


IV. Navigating your PhD

The brochure "Navigating your PhD" provides information about doctoral education at the Univerity of Vienna from the admission until the completion of the thesis.