At the Vienna BioCenter (VBC), we want to foster a world-class scientific environment where PhD students develop and excel. The purpose of the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program is to train rigorous, independent scientists through a comprehensive training program.

The program encourages students to positively contribute to the advancement of science by making and publishing important scientific discoveries. The training program will allow students to acquire scientific skills, which are important for a career in science, but also for other career paths.

Approx. 70 faculty members take part in our doctoral school and the research topics vary widely. Check out all the PIs and the areas in which they work at the Vienna BioCenter here and why not have a look where you would work on our virtual campus tour here.

There are two calls each year opening in March and September respectively and the number of positions varies from call to call. Here you will find all the information that you need to submit a successful application to one of the most successful programs in Europe.  We are happy to answer your queries but please check out the frequently asked questions tab first.

Winter Call 2023 Dates

Part 1 - Written application

Call for written applications opens: 1 September

Deadline written applications & references: 15 October (2359 CET) 

Results Issued: 7 November

Part 2 - Panel interview

Online Interviews:  21-22 November

Results issued: 23 November

Online "Meet the PIs" session: 24 November

Part 3 - In-person interview on campus 

24 - 27 January 2024

Virtual Information Session

We will hold a Virtual Open Day/Information Session on 2 October (1600 CET, Vienna time) to answer your questions and provide you with information about our campus.  If you would like to take part please register HERE

Now Accepting Applications - Call Closes 15 October at 2359 (CET)

Apply Here