The Graduate School of IST Austria allows students to earn a PhD degree. It is open to applicants from all over the world holding either a Bachelor or Master degree (or equivalent). All participants are selected in an annual, institute-wide admissions procedure that assesses their research potential.

PhD students take advanced courses and contribute to the research of one or more scientific groups. They are employed by the Institute and paid at an internationally competitive level. The language of research and instruction at IST Austria is English. The length of the doctoral studies depends on previous degrees and individual progress, and will on average last four to five years.

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