Last updated on 08.10.2016

Welcome to the web site of the Fachschaft Doktorat. We are the representation of interests of doctoral candidates at TU Wien. We act in self-governing bodies at the university. We support and advise you in your matters of studies and research. Aside from this we offer workshops and a social programme. We are very pleased about your feedback and suggestions—especially from people who go the whole hog and want to reinforce our team or introduce their issues and positions in one of our jour fixe meetings.

The next office hour is on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:30 in the office of the Fachschaft Doktorat (Getreidemarkt 9).
There is currently no jour fixe planned.

How to find the office of Fachschaft Doktorat, please see: Contact

For general information on doing a PhD at TU Wien start with Studies (and its subpoints) and after that, of course, the FAQ.

If you are already enrolled, you might be interested in our Bulletin Board and our News or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.


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Orientation Programme & Winterfest (Winter Party) of Fachschaft Doktorat


Orientation Programme

We cordially invite you to our orientation programme for all doctoral candidates commencing their PhD studies in the winter term 2018.

Especially for beginners we offer a orientation programme to guide you through the first months and inform you about some peculiarities here at TU Wien.
Topics include the curriculum, guidelines for your PhD studies, funding possibilities and getting employed at TU Wien. And of course there will be plenty of time for your questions.

When: 30. November 2018, starting at 5 pm
Where: Lecture Hall EI10, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, ground floor

Winter Festl

Party time... ;) Our next party for all doctoral candidates, and those aspiring so to be, takes place on 30. November 2018, starting at 6 p.m. in the Kontaktraum, right after the orientation program (Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Vienna, 6th floor). Have some hot and/or cold drinks and some chat with your colleagues.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Remission of tution fees


There has been a change regarding remission of the tuition fees:

Starting with winter course 2018 the remission is granted for students enrolled in a doctoral programme, who are employed for at least 20hours/week at TU Wien for the timespan of the full semester. For details see (German only): Erlass und Rückerstattung des Studienbeitrages, Stand 6.11.2018).

This change was initiated by FSDR by putting this to the attention of the rectorate of TU Wien. Investing equal energy, we will fight for the remission of non-employed doctoral candidates as well.

FSDR Stammtisch: BBQ at the Danube


To connect doctoral candidates from different research areas and faculties, Fachschaft Doktorat offers a so-called “Stammtisch”. A Stammtisch is a meeting in a restaurant or pub, where we get together, enjoy some cold drinks and discuss various issues related to doctoral studies.

During the summer months we'd like to offer you something special: FSDR reserved a BBQ-place close to the Danube Island! Bring your own drinks and food and meet some fellow PhD students at this relaxing place. And don't forget your swimming clothes!

In case of unfavorable weather we booked an alternative date. Further information will be announced at Facebook and on our homepage.

When: Tuesday 24th of July from 5pm

Where: Grillplatz 8, find the map here.


Lecture on Plagiarism in PhD Studies

Plagiarism is a common topic throughout academia and a particularly important one for PhD candidates. Have you ever asked yourself, what distinguishes plagiarism from copyright? And what about self-plagiarism? To shed some light on these questions, FSDR is organizing a lecture on plagiarism in PhD studies. This lecture will be held by Meinhard Novak, an external attorney and expert on plagiarism. The lecture is held in German language.

After the lecture there will be enough time to answer your questions in detail.


Movie-Screening PhD Movie 1+2


PhD Movie 1+2

FSDR organizes a Movie-Night: Due to constant demand we want to watch both "PhD movies" together with you. The PhD movies and cartoons by Jorge Cham are renown for their tragicomical portray of life as a PhD student. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow PhD students and come together. Interested?

Here are the trailers:

When: Thursday, May 24th at 6.30 pm
Where: EI8, Campus Gußhaus (Gußhausstr. 27-29), ground floor