Training Program

The Vienna BioCenter PhD program’s role is to ensure that all candidates have the support and resources necessary to develop projects that matter and that are based on rigorous science.  

A flexible curriculum designed for and with PhD Candidates

The program has a mandatory concise core curriculum, which includes an introductory course.

In addition, we offer different elective courses and have a vibrant scientific environment on campus, with numerous seminars by renowned international speakers.

The students are free to choose, in agreement with their supervisor and Thesis Committee,  other courses/events they which to attend. Namely, to expose PhD students to the wider researcher community, all students should participate and, whenever possible, present at International Courses and Conferences.

PhD Students are encouraged to suggest and develop new courses or training initiatives, the Scientific Training program strongly supports bottom-up and peer-learning training events.