How much is the funding for a PhD position, and for how long?
Each PhD student position is funded for three years (15 hours per week regular employment contract with full social benefits). The yearly salary is 13,293 Euros before taxes. Depending on potential co-funding via associated projects, the employment may be raised to a 40 hours per week contract. The yearly salary for a 40 hours per week contract is 35,448 Euros.
Which documents do I need for my application?
- Identification document / passport
- Motivation letter
- List of publications (if available)
- Letter of recommendation #1 (from your master thesis advisor)
- Letter of recommendation #2 (from a person of your choice, other than your master thesis advisor)
- English Language Certificate (if your first language is not German or English)
- Copy of your final examination report
- Copy of your master thesis
- If necessary, a student visa for the EU, allowing you to conduct studies in Austria
Is the Doctoral College "Adaptive Distributed Systems" part of the Vienna PhD School of Informatics?
The Vienna PhD School of Informatics is an international PhD School funded by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), the City of Vienna, and private sponsors. The PhD School of Informatics and the Doctoral College "Adaptive Distributed Systems" are both self-contained programs, located at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Vienna. However, there is no direct connection between the two programs.
I am not a citizen of the EU, may I apply?
Yes, students from any country worldwide may apply. Please note that you may have to apply for a student visa if your are not a citizen of the EU.
I am an international student, where can I get help with visas, housing, etc?
OeAD, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research is Austria's leading non-profit service in the field of international cooperation in education and research. They will gladly assist you in these matters.
Additional information is available on EURAXESS, an information portal for researchers in motion by the European Commission.
You might also want to have a closer look at the homepage of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.
I have additional questions, whom may I contact?
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to write to email@example.com.