Visiting PhD candidates

The VDP welcomes PhD researchers from all over the world to spend one or two semesters at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education as visiting PhD candidates.

The Center for Doctoral Studies is responsible for the admission of prospective visiting doctoral candidates. Please read the official information.

In order to be admitted as visiting PhD candidate, the candidate must have the confirmation from one of our Faculty members stating the willingness to mentor the researcher during the research stay.

Visiting PhD candidates do not pay tuition fees. They only must pay the student union fee.

International students can apply by sending an email (subject: Visiting PhD Student Application) to the Center for Doctoral Studies (contact:

The email must include
1. a copy of the Master degree in German or English
2. passport photo 35 x 45 mm
3. photocopy of ID card or passport
4. statement from a University of Vienna professor expressing the willingness to mentor the student

Information about opportunities for scholars and students from Ukraine, is available here.

Once admitted, please contact the coordinator (contact: