PhD Scholarship at Institute of Science and Technology in Vienna

Deadline: 8 January 2016
Open to: degree holders in field of Biology, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Physics and related areas
Scholarship: PhD students are fully funded with competitive salary, full social security


Institute of science and technology (IST) in Austria is a world-class basic science research institute in the heart of Europe. Doctoral education offers a US-style graduate school experience, in which students are admitted to the PhD program, rather than individual research groups, and only select their PhD supervisors after a year of rotations and a unique interdisciplinary training program.

IST Austria offers excellent infrastructure, an English-speaking and internationally diverse community, and proximity to Vienna, consistently ranked as one of the most desirable cities to live in the world.


Students who have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the following (or interdisciplinary) areas are eligible to apply:

  • Biology;
  • Computer Science;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Interdisciplinary or related areas.

You also need to be proficient in English oral and written communication.


All PhD student scholarships are fully funded, at internationally competitive salary levels, and receive full social security coverage.  There is also financial support for students to cover travel expenses for attending scientific conferences and workshops.

How to apply?

Apply for PhD program by submitting your application using online application form, by 8 January 2016. Reference letters are due by 15 January 2016. Please read the detailed instructions on how to apply.

For more information, please visit the official web-page.

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