Office for Postgraduate Studies
The Office for Postgraduate Studies provides administrative support to the Vetmeduni’s Doctoral and PhD students, supervisors, the Curriculum Commission for Postgraduate Studies and the Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs and acts as interface for all parties involved.
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durch Einreichung eines Doktoratsprojekts
Upon completion of the doctoral program, the academic degree Dr. med. vet. (medicinae veterinariae) is awarded. The doctoral program serves to deal with a scientific topic over a period of at least three years. The work is supervised by experts in the respective subject. The doctoral program thus serves as an introduction to scientific research. The course can also be completed part-time and is therefore often combined with part-time or initial assistant positions.
The doctoral program in veterinary medicine serves as a professional doctorate to further develop the ability to conduct independent scientific work in the field of veterinary medicine and related professions. It is intended to maintain and increase the university's performance in applied research through contributions in research and clinical practice. The doctoral candidates carry out their work under the guidance of highly qualified specialists in the respective subject area. The training and promotion of the next generation of scientists with a basic scientific attitude is carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna on good scientific practice.
Admission to the doctoral program takes place in two steps. The first step is the approval of the planned dissertation project. After successful approval of the dissertation project, the applicant can be enrolled.
Project application for dissertation projects that have not yet been reviewed: project application
The project description of the dissertation project has to be evaluated by two experts.
After the dissertation project has been successfully assessed, please send the application documents to email@example.com
- Evidence of successful completion of studies in veterinary medicine
- Proof of approval of the project description
- Supervision agreement (Dissertationsvereinbarung)
Requirements for admission to the doctoral program in veterinary medicine:
The prerequisite for admission to the doctoral program in veterinary medicine is the completion of a diploma or master's degree in veterinary medicine.
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by submitting a PhD project
The PhD program at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is a postgraduate course to train junior scientists in the field of veterinary medicine or life sciences.
The PhD program has a three-year duration and offers the opportunity to independently work on a scientific question as part of an internationally appraised research project. Successful graduates of the PhD program are awarded the title of "Doctors of Philosophy" by the Vetmeduni, which is an internationally recognized academic degree and thus creates the basis for a career in science.
The PhD Curriculum was changed in October 2020. Please find the link to the actual version of the PhD Curriculum.
PhD-Curriculum prior to October 2020 (expiring):
The Vetmeduni Vienna has a rolling application procedure. At any time, interested students are encouraged to contact their preferred principle investigator directly and discuss available projects.
Application for NON PEER REVIEWED PROJECT:
In case of a "non-peer-reviewed project", the project has to be be approved by the Rectorate before the application of the phd-candidate.
Please send the PhD Project application form by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Project application for Non peer reviewed projects
Please send the following documents by email to: email@example.com
1) the form "PhD Application & Supervision Agreement for Peer reviewed Projects" PhD Application & Supervision for Peer reviewed projects
2) CV of the PhD-Candidate
3) CV of the supervisor (if external)
4) scanned Masterdegree or equivalent document