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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Vergabe der Studienplätze
durch Einreichung eines Doktoratsprojekts
Dr. med. vet.
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.
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Allocation of places
by submitting a PhD project
Doctor of Philosophy
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.