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Required Documents

After completing a master's/diploma degree Programme you can apply for admission to a doctoral degree programme. The admission is only possible if you have completed a programme in the same field or a closely related scientific discipline. 

NOTE! Whether or not your degree is equivalent or closely related can only be evaluated after your application.

You are required to send in the application for admission by post mail (no email, no fax) and have to submit the following documents:

  • duly signed application form
  • supply a valid email-adress
  • document of completion of master/diploma degree (officially legalised copy with official translation)
  • diploma supplement, transcript of records, index (with ECTS and contact hours)
  • official discription of the courses
  • proof of Special University Entrance Qualification (only for non-EU/EEA-citizens!) in officially legalised copy with official Translation
  • duly signed Authorization, if you designate a person as your representative (except the enrolment in person) throughout the admission procedure (e.g. submitting the application to the Admission Office) in legalized form for Non-EU/EEA-citizens
  • passport copy
  • Abstract of the master/diploma theses
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Confirmation of a supervisor (full or associate Professor of TU Wien). NOTE: the Admission Office has no possibility to arrange supervisors!
  • Research proposal

You find further Information in the leaflet of the application form.

NOTE! Documents issued in countries other than Austria are subject to notarisation regulations. All documents whose originals were not drafted in German or English shall be officially translated. Please have documents translated only after notarisation.The official translation must be inseparably attached to the original document!

When do I have to apply for admission?

EU/EEA-Citiziens

To receive the admission letter for the applied semester in time, we recommend to send your completed application to the Admission Office until

  • 15th July for winter Semester
  • 15th January for summer Semester.

Incomplete applications and applications sent after this recommended deadline can only be assessed for the following Semester.

Send in your documents in a timely manner, allowing for up to 10-12 weeks processing time! Please note, that the Admission Office is not able to provide you with information about the current status of your application until the full processing time has expired!

Non-EU/EEA-Citizens

Applicants from Non-EU/EEA-Countries are subject to the special admission period. Completed applications must be received latest by

  • 5th September (for winter Semester) and
  • 5th February (for summer Semester).

If missing documents are not submitted within this date, the application can only be assessed for the following Semester, without exception.

Send in your documents in a timely manner, allowing for up to 10-12 weeks processing time! Please note, that the Admission Office is not able to provide you with information about the current status of your application until the full processing time has expired!