3. Doctoral Thesis Agreement

The doctoral thesis agreement is concluded after a positive presentation at the faculty.

Besides writing their thesis doctoral candidates have to earn study credits (e.g. through seminars, lectures etc.) - the amount of credits is defined by the respective curricula and in agreement with the supervisor on how it will be achieved.

You can find a detailed description of the doctoral process including the doctoral thesis agreement on the website of the Center for Doctoral Studies.


Doctoral Thesis Agreement

Doctoral candidate, supervisor/s and the university sign a doctoral thesis agreement (DZ/V01) comprising the following points:

  • all participants' rights and obligations,
  • detailed description of the doctoral thesis project,
  • time schedule and specification of financial aspects,
  • extent of supervision (frequency of feedback meetings) and
  • requirements that have to be fulfilled.

The doctoral thesis agreement must be sent to the StudiesServiceCenter Computer Science (SSC) by email.

The progress of the doctoral thesis project is documented in yearly annexes to the agreement (annual progress reports).

Application for the recognition of examination

  1. If you have questions in regard to the accreditation or equivalence of your academic performances, please contact the Director of Doctoral Studies Programme (DSPL).
  2. In accordance with the DSPL, the accreditation or equivalence of your academic performance has to be included in your doctoral thesis agreement and approved accordingly.
  3. After that, submit your completed form ("Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungen, anderen Studienleistungen, Tätigkeiten und Qualifikationen (gemäß § 78 UG) (SL/A1)" in order to issue the official notice of the recognition of exams to the SSC.

 DoCS Tip

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to take part in courses teaching transferable skills as well as to obtain other scientific qualifications (e.g. through presentations at conferences). 

Courses should be chosen as to best suit a doctoral candidate's research project and his/her intended professional career.

 Workshops by the Center for Doctoral Studies

Every semester the Center for Doctoral Studies offers a large number of workshops in transferable skills. The workshops include topics like scientific writing and publishing, time and project management or presentation skills.

Check out all of the workshops and trainings here!

 Additional links

» Curriculum Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Natural Sciences

» Curriculum Doctoral/PhD Programme in Business, Economics and Statistics

» Course Directory (2023S)

» All current forms for the doctorate (English)

» All current forms for the doctorate (German)

» PhD process (Center for Doctoral Studies)

» Submission and review of the thesis (Center for Doctoral Studies)

» PhD Handbook Navigating your Doctorate (Center for Doctoral Studies)

» Orientation Guide for International PhD Candidates (Center for Doctoral Studies)

» Early Career Researchers - Funding Programs (Research Services and Career Development; University of Vienna)

» grants.at (online database for scholarships and research grants)

» University Law 2002 (German)

» Statutes of the University of Vienna

» Study Law