University of Vienna

Doctoral Studies in the Natural Sciences and in the field of Life Sciences - Molecular Biology, PhD (794 685 490) 

Admission to PhD studies at the University of Vienna is possible throughout the year. The admission process differs for students who finished their undergraduate studies at the University of Vienna or another University.

First you have to register in U:SPACE. Most FAQs are covered by the video tutorials there.

The documents and legislations you need for the admission process may differ. Thus please contact the program manager to guide you through the process. Detailed information on the admission process can be found here


Enrollment for semesters

By paying the student's union fee each semester (before 5th of February for the summer semester and 5th of September for the winter semester) you state that you continue your studies. Instructions about how to pay and current status can be found on U:SPACE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: you must be registered for your graduation semester!



The SMICH curriculum is registered with the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Therefore we ask all our students to register with both universities, so they can attend all courses and collect ECTS. UniVie students will be co-registered with the MedUni and will pay the UniVie students union fee only.

Co-registration has to be renewed for each semester during the admission period!

To co-register, please fill in the online pre-registration (don’t forget your password) and email the program manager the following documents:

  • copy of student-ID
  • copy of your eCard (Austrian insurance card)
  • and your “Studienblatt” which you can download from your online account. In the following semesters you only need to provide the new “Studienblatt”.