Vienna Doctoral School in Physics PhD Fellowships for International Applicants in Austria

Posted: June 23, 2017 in Austria, Europe, Jul-Sept Deadline, PhD
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Applications are invited for Vienna Doctoral School in Physics open calls for PhD Scholarships in various different research groups working in experimental, theoretical or computational physics. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to international students.

The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in various different research groups working in experimental, theoretical or computational physics. For the currently open call we advertise for open positions with the following professors/research groups:

  • Markus Arndt -Quantum Nanophysics.
  • Christoph Dellago -Computational Statistical Mechanics
  • Jani Kotakoski -Disorder in Materials. More info on the open position.
  • Christos Likos -Soft Matter Theory and Simulation
  • Thomas Pichler -Low Dimensional Quantum Solids
  • Bernadett Weinzierl -Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics
  • Paul Winkler -Aerosol Nanoparticle Formation

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Admission to the VDS program is a three-stage process:

Online application

Candidates are invited to provide their application documents via the online submission system.

They are requested to inform their academic advisors that these need to upload their recommendations via this link. These recommendations will be treated confidentially and they will not be shared with the applicants.

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the pre-selection committee.

Feel free to send us your application after the above-mentioned deadline but please be aware that your candidacy will not be considered until the next open call.

Hearing in Vienna

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a two-day hearing in Vienna. The candidates will be asked to give short presentations and to participate in interviews with the selection committee. The candidates will have the opportunity to visit the VDS Physics research groups, inform themselves about the research projects, meet their potential supervisors and fellow students.

Selection in this second stage is based on academic achievements, scientific promise and research personality as well as the commitment to actively contribute to the community building goals of the VDS. The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer. Doctoral candidates will be considered independent of gender, race, religion or nationality.
The short-listed candidates will be notified of the final decision of the selection committee shortly after the hearing and can start their PhD any time of the year, upon agreement with their supervisor.
Acceptance to the Doctoral school of Physics terminates after about one year unless it is extended by step 3.

Faculty-open presentation of the research project

All doctoral students at the University of Vienna must present their research project in front of the faculty, before the end of the first year of their PhD studies.

There are two such presentation days, one each around the end of the winter and the summer term. Upon successful acceptance at this 3rd stage VDS students become full members in the VDS program and will be listed as doctoral fellows of the University of Vienna to visibly recognize that they have passed the same competitive selection procedure.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Austria Scholarships

How to Apply: Candidates are invited to provide their application documents via the online submission system.

They are requested to inform their academic advisors that these need to upload their recommendations via this link. These recommendations will be treated confidentially and they will not be shared with the applicants.

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the pre-selection committee.

Feel free to send us your application after the above-mentioned deadline but please be aware that your candidacy will not be considered until the next open call.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is July 7, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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