Doctoral Service

Are you a full-time lecturer and researcher or research assistant at the FH Campus Wien and thinking about a doctorate?

FH Campus Wien offers support in the initiation and processing of doctoral/PhD studies in cooperation with other universities. Our first doctoral cooperation is currently being established with the Vienna University of Technology, and more are planned for the future.

Support for employees

Currently, the doctoral service primarily supports employees in their initial preparation for supervision of their dissertation project, which is carried out by FH Campus Wien in cooperation with another university. Since March 2016, FH Campus Wien employees have also been able to apply for the previously established research exemption as part of the initial funding for more intensive work on their own dissertation.

Alumni and interested third parties

We can support doctoral projects by alumni and interested third parties who are not our employees if they are carried out as part of an ongoing research project at FH Campus Wien. You can find research project vacancies at 

Admission to doctoral studies

A prerequisite for admission to the doctoral program is a relevant diploma/master’s degree. When you contact us for the first time, it would be helpful to include a brief description of your intended research project. Depending on your research topic, the doctoral service can refer you to appropriate researchers at the FH Campus Wien.

Supervision by FH scientists

On the homepage or in our publications database, you can search for employed scientists at the FH and their main research areas for potential supervision of your dissertation project.

For exchange and networking: PhD Get-together

Everyone who is interested is welcome at the PhD get-together, which takes place once per semester. Here, a diverse crowd of doctoral students, post-docs and prospective doctoral students meet to get the latest information, make contacts and meet in a cozy atmosphere.

Vice-Rector Heimo Sandtner, who is also responsible for FH Campus Wien’s doctoral service, provides information about the various support options that the University of Applied Sciences has in store for its employees as part of the PhD get-togethers. The prospective doctoral students receive direct support from the doctoral service at our FH, in the capable hands of Liesa Ziegler.

Do you have a Doctorate/PhD in mind?

Are you considering a doctorate/PhD program? Then contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!

T: +43 1 606 68 77-1583

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The path to a doctoral thesis

Graduates of the Master’s program in Health Assisting Engineering are admitted to doctoral studies at a technical or medical university. This is clearly defined in the ordinance of the Ministry of Science, with all the requirements for the respective courses. Nevertheless, only four percent of all doctoral students come from Universities of Applied Sciences. Despite much effort to increase transparency, the reasons are not always apparent.

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