Why apply to DoCS?

DoCS offers a number of distinct benefits to prospective students:

  • performance-based contract extensions for doctoral students in well-founded situations on a competitive basis
  • funding of travel expenses for trips to conferences
  • an intensive doctoral teaching programme tailored to the scientific needs of students in small topical groups
  • mentoring and peer coaching activities
  • summer schools and retreats
  • short term research stays at relevant international locations (secondments)
  • external visitors and mentors
  • other smaller-scale measure as well as initiatives by doctoral students.

Why do a PhD at the University of Vienna?