Last updated on 12.04.2022

Welcome to the web site of the Fachschaft Doktorat. We are the representation of interests of doctoral candidates at TU Wien. We act in self-governing bodies at the university. We support and advise you in your matters of studies and research. Aside from this we offer workshops and a social programme. We are very pleased about your feedback and suggestions—especially from people who go the whole hog and want to reinforce our team or introduce their issues and positions in one of our jour fixe meetings.


The date for the next office hour is on 27.04.2022 an 17:30 and takes place in a dual form on one hand in person at the Office at Getreidemarkt, at the other hand a link to web meeting web meeting will be published shortly before here.

If you do not have time at the given time slot of the office hour you also can write us an email and we do our best to arrange an online meeting with you.


The date for the next Jour Fixe is on 12.05.2022 at 18:00 and it will take place at the office at Getreidemarkt.

If you have any question please write us an email.


How to find the office of Fachschaft Doktorat, please see: Contact
For general information on doing a PhD at TU Wien start with Studies (and its subpoints) and after that, of course, the FAQ.

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Cheat Sheet for Thesis Agreement


We compiled a handy cheat sheet for the announcement of a doctoral thesis, the narrow-sense thesis agreement and the application for approval of the courses for the doctoral program, colloquially called the thesis agreement. You should submit these documents early in your PhD studies and you are able to resubmit it at any time if you need to change e.g. the courses you plan to take or the language of your thesis. You can also have a look at our thesis agreement entry and our list of example courses for the curricular part.

Winter Fest


Our next get-together for all doctoral candidates, and those aspiring so to be, takes place on 26. November 2021, starting at 6 p.m. in the Kontaktraum, Campus Gußhaus, right after the orientation program (CDEG08, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 27-29, ground floor). Have some hot and/or cold drinks and some chat with your colleagues.

When: Friday, 26th of November 2021, 06:00 p.m.
Where: Kontaktraum, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 6th floor

Please be aware of the Corona regulations in force at that time!

Unfortunately we must prospone the event!

Orientation Program


We cordially invite you to our orientation program for all doctoral candidates commencing their PhD studies in the winter term 2021.

! IMPORTANT ! : Analogously to the Winterfest, this event is postponed due to the current Covid-19-Lockdown. A new date will be provided soon.

If you have an urgent request or need any other immediate help, please feel free to write us an email.


Especially for beginners we offer an orientation program to guide you through the first months and inform you about some peculiarities here at TU Wien. Topics include the curriculum, guidelines for your PhD studies, funding possibilities and getting employed at TU Wien. And of course there will be plenty of time for your questions.

When: Friday, 26th of November 2021, 05:00 p.m.
Where: CDEG08, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 27-29



Last weekend the Fachschaft Doktorat came together for another seminar. This time we settled down in the endless planes of the northernmost Weinviertel. The members of the freshly elected doctoral students representation met with the most experienced - although officially already retired - representatives in order to collect some new ideas and work on concepts that potentially make your study life as a doctoral candidate easier. After one and a half days of work we spend an evening in a local winery, but be assured that this was for scientific research only. We are already looking forward to the next seminar. And please note that if you would like to participate please do not hesitate to contact us. You're most welcome to join!

Orientation Presentation


Since we currently feel uncomfortable holding an in person orientation session, we would like to provide the yearly updated presentation here: