Pooled Call: Apply@DoCS

The UniVie Doctoral School Computer Science DoCS (DoCS) offers doctoral training across all research fields of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna. Twice a year (spring/autumn), open doctoral positions will be announced as DoCS Pooled Call.

The first DoCS Pooled Call is open since April 15th (Deadline May 27th 2021)

Open Doctoral Positions

If you would like to apply for more than one position, please apply for each position via “Apply@DoCS” and include in your motivation letter which positions are of interest to you.

Application process

In order to apply, register yourself at the University of Vienna.

  1. Set up an u:account first (enter your data here)
  2. With your u:account User ID you can Apply@DoCS.

Application documents

Please submit the following documents as one single PDF document in English via Apply@DoCS:

  • Motivation letter (summary of previous research conducted and your motivations; max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV; preferable Europass format)
  • Degree certificates (Copies of BSc and MSc Diploma certificates in German or in certified English translation in addition to their original language; self-translated transcripts of certificates will not be recognized)
  • Additional relevant information (e.g. list of publications; awards/prizes; conference attendances; teaching experience; programming languages; internships/participation in research projects; employment confirmations)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (optional); Please be aware that English is the prevailing programme language, in case available provide relevant document(s) such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, School leaving certificate with English as graduation subject.

In the extra fields of the application form, you should briefly describe your master thesis (max. 2000 characters) as well as provide contact information of two supervisors, who can be reached and are willing to provide recommendation letters upon request by DoCS.

Please select the field of study (informatics/business informatics) which you aspire to pursue in your dissertation. Usually this is the one closest to your master degree.

Why apply to DoCS?

DoCS offers a number of distinct benefits to prospective doctoral students:

  • World-leading researchers in Computer Science as supervisors and co-supervisors who pursue basic as well as applied research,
  • doctoral training across all research fields of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna,
  • a structured doctoral programme that supports early-career research in the areas of computer science and business informatics,
  • an intensive doctoral teaching programme tailored to the scientific needs of students in small topical groups,
  • funding of travel expenses for trips to conferences,
  • mentoring and peer coaching activities,
  • summer schools and retreats,
  • short term research stays at relevant international locations (secondments)
  • external visitors and mentors,
  • performance-based contract extensions for doctoral students in well-founded situations on a competitive basis and
  • other smaller-scale measure as well as initiatives by doctoral students.

Why do a PhD at the University of Vienna?

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If you have any questions about the application process or the DoCS Doctoral Programme, please contact: Dr. Judith Feuerhake (judith.feuerhake@univie.ac.at).