University Registration

University Registration

Vienna BioCenter PhD Students are registered with either the University of Vienna or with the Medical University of Vienna.

If you have any questions contact Opens window for sending emailInes Crisostomo or Opens window for sending emailChris Robinson.

Registering with he University of Vienna

You need to apply for admission in the Natural Sciences (Life Sc.), PhD Doctoral Programme, Molecular Biology, A-794 685 490 (note that the processing of your application can take several weeks). 

You apply online, throughout the year, via Opens external link in new windowu:space.

Please note that you have to renew your enrolment every semester (winter semester: 1 Oct - 28 Feb; summer semester: 1 Mar - 30 Sep).


Required documents

  • Your bachelor and master/diploma certificates and transcripts with the required legalisation for the issuing country (More information here)
  • Your diploma supplement and transcript
    • If you do not have a diploma supplement you should upload a letter from your university stating when you studied, and that your degree is sufficient to begin a PhD in that country.
  • Description of the intended doctoral project: 
Exception: Molecular Biology: upload the pdf of your application to the Vienna BioCenter PhD Programme (if you do not have it contact Ines Crisostomo)
  • Letter of motivation upload the pdf of your application to the Vienna BioCenter PhD Programme (if you do not have it contact Ines Crisostomo)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Indication of Willingness to Supervise a Doctoral/PhD Candidate there is a link to a form, and your supervisor needs to sign it
  • Optional: Proof of language competence you may upload an English certificate or a statement
  • Your passport or personal ID
  • A passport photograph

For the application process all necessary documents have to be translated, if they are not issued in German or English. This translation has to be done by a court sworn translator after the documents were legalised.

Detailed information on the admission procedure can be found in the University of Vienna website  https://doktorat.univie.ac.at/en/doctoral-studies/life-sciences/admission/.

Registering with the Medical University of Vienna

You need to apply for admission in the PhD Programme N094 by filling out and sign the application forms available Opens external link in new windowhere. In addition, the following documents have to be submitted:

  • High school leaving certificate
  • degree certificates of completed studies (BSc, MSc, diploma studies)

Applicants with a non-EEA* citizenship submit an "eligibility certification" issued by a registrar´s office of a state-approved university in the country/state where the diploma/master has been issued indicating that the applicant fulfills the requirements for starting PhD studies in the country/state where the diploma/master has been issued. The "eligibility certification" needs a current date of issuing!

Instead of the above-mentioned "eligibility certification" there may also be submitted a diploma supplement (stating the fulfillment of the compliance with the  requirements for starting PhD studies) issued by the university which awarded the diploma.

  • colour photo (passport size)
  • CV
  • photocopy of passport

For details please see the Opens external link in new windowMedical University website.