Final Phase

1. Submission and review of the thesis

Submission, templates and forms

You need to submit following documents to the StudiesServiceCenter Computer Science:

All documents can be submitted either in English or in German (German forms).

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

2. Public defense / Defensio

Registration for public defense

With the positive assessment of the doctoral thesis and when all demands of the curriculum have been met a registration for the public defense is possible.

For this purpose, the registration form "Registration for doctoral thesis defense (Defensio) (SL/P4)" needs to be send to the StudiesServiceCentre Computer Science (in English or German).

The public defense consists of a presentation of the central findings followed by a general discussion about the research subject with the examination commission.

The procedure of the public defense at Faculty of Computer Science is generally as follows:

  • First you present your research results (30 to 40 minutes; please announce the planned time frame before you start).
  • After the presentation you will enter a discussion with the commission.
  • In total, the public defense usually lasts around 90 minutes.
  • In online settings, you should join the online meeting 15 minutes before the official start of the defense to upload your presentation and test your audio/video equipment.

After the positively assessed public defense the academic title according to the curriculum is awarded (Dr.techn./Dr. rer. oec.).

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

 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 (2022S)

» 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