PhD Scholarships at Doctoral College GIScience, Austria

Deadline: 20 April 2011
Open to: holders of excellent Master’s degree in Geoinformatics, Geomatics, Computer Science or any scientific/technical subject
Scholarship: not specified

The Doctoral College GIScience at the University of Salzburg, Austria builds on the strong foundations of the current doctoral programme in Geoinformatics and GIScience.
It fosters the improved integration of existing research clusters across disciplinary boundaries, especially between the geo-disciplines and other natural sciences but also with formalized ties into computing and the social sciences.

Based on its research excellence and the unique setting in the GIScience triangle university research – non-university research – industry research, more researchers need to be trained at doctoral level than ever before, if the ambitious objectives concerning enhanced research capacity, innovation and qualitative growth are to be met.

DK GIScience is an ‘education through research’ program with supervision, monitoring and assessment procedures which are critically important for the quality of the experience and training of doctoral candidates. DK GIScience focuses on qualification requirements, responsibilities and duties of supervisors; training of supervisors; workloads of supervisors; supervision models; doctoral candidates’ progress assessment; requirements for the doctoral thesis and its defence; and finally, the follow-up “tracking” of doctoral candidates’ career outcomes.


Requirements are the excellent completion of a degree at the Masters level in Geoinformatics, Geomatics, Computer Science or any scientific/technical subject in a relevant field, and excellent English language (both oral and writing) skills.

Application Process

Important dates:
* First Application deadline: 20 April, 2011 (later applications may be considered for a second round of interviews if any positions remain open)
* Selection workshop (for pre-selected applicants): end of May / early June, 2011
* Start of the program: Late September 2011, start of regular classes: 03 October.

Please fill in this application form and save it as a pdf file.

Sign the last page electronically. If this is not possible, print out the last page, scan it and attach it like the other documents requested (specified at the last page of the application form). Scan your certificates and convert them into pdf-files.

Send the filled application form and the attachments to Please make sure that the application form and all attachments altogether do not exceed 6 Mb .

Applicants have to submit the complete scholarship application.

Candidates will be selected by the selection committee consisting of the faculty members.  Successful candidates will then be invited to start their official admission process at the University of Salzburg. For this first selection process only electronic documentation is required.

For all inquiries, please contact

The official webpage.

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  1. I need an gis study in the Adelaide university, autlrasia. I am a holder of a geography/planning, uniben since 2003 and still no job. I also need 100% financial aids as a self-sponsored nigeria as to this aim. I am determined but i don’t see my country, nigeria, as such. I need your help. Kindly take my message to the agents of the Adelaide graduate centre for consideration. Hoping to hear from you. Many thanks

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