About the School

The Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy (VDP) is an international hub for doctoral research in all areas of philosophy. The VDP embraces diversity in its membership and promotes a plurality of philosophical traditions, methods, and forms of thinking.

VDP members benefit from:

  • Financial support for conference participation, academic event organization, external research stays, and doctoral thesis completion.
  • Guidance, information and advice on the doctoral process (also for prospective doctoral candidates).
  • Tailored training for academic philosophers.

The VDP supports doctoral candidates from the development of a promising research proposal to the dissemination of results and the search for a postdoctoral position. It does so in a way that balances expertise with broad philosophical competence.

The VDP faculty is committed to a system of close (co-)supervision and a flexible curriculum designed to meet specific needs. VDP members benefit from active participation in the internationally oriented, lively and large philosophical community of the Department of Philosophy, including the supervisory and non-supervisory faculty and the community of doctoral researchers in philosophy.

Our official languages are German and English.