There are several options to get funding for the doctoral program. Please note:
- Be aware that not all grants include social security.
- A combination of different fundings is possible.
- Please talk to your supervisor first.
Employment at TU Wien
You can be employed as an assistant at the university during the duration of study. It depends on your supervisor and his or her research projects if this is possible. The modality of employment depends on the type of the financing research project and the habits of the institute and accordingly the research group. See Employment for more details about the different types of employment.
In case that you don’t have a supervisor there are several possibilities to look for offered thesis subjects including an employment. For example:
- at the database for offered theses, at “Extended Search”,
- on the website of the Career Center,
- on the websites of the institutes and research groups (the websites can be found on the sites of each faculty in TISS – each website of the institutes contains the information about the research groups of the institutes) and
- in the university gazette of the TU Wien.
Beside the research for your doctoral thesis, you may be expected to do teaching, administrative work and other research not related to your thesis. Doctoral candidates having an employment contract are paid according to the collective bargaining agreement for university staff.
These are special PhD programs covering selected research fields where funding (part time employment at TU Wien) is provided for doctoral candidates. Most of the Doctoral colleges (German: Doktoratskolleg) have a little bit different requirements than the doctoral programe defined in the curriculum. Offered positions can be found in the university gazette of TU Wien. Doctoral candidates having an employment contract are paid according to the collective bargaining agreement for university staff.
Federal aid for students
Austrian citizens and foreign student with equivalent status or stateless persons can apply for the federal aid for students. For further information please see www.stipendium.at.
A helpful overview provides the Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants.
European Funding Guide
The European Funding Guide can help you to find funding for your doctoral study: http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/
Other Financial Support
TU Wien supports doctoral candidates in different ways. There is for example the Funding Programme for temporary early-stage researchers WINA+. This programme offers the possibility of participation in workshops and the support of young researchers. An other example is the support for conferences or research leave. Such a support is managed by the International Office of the TU Wien. The third example is support from your faculty. Some faculties support their doctoral candidates. Please ask your dean’s office for further information.