Why IST Austria?

For four reasons:

  • Top-notch basic science research in the heart of Europe.
  • Unique US-style graduate school experience, with rotations in the first phase of the PhD.
  • English is the language of instruction and used for institute-wide communication.
  • Diverse and international student population.

IST Austria offers PhD degrees in the following research areas:

Grad School Biology Physics Mathematics Computer Science Neuroscience Data Science and Computation

PhD Program

We welcome applicants who have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in a science subject.

Find out more about our PhD program here.

You might also be interested in doing an internship at IST Austria. It is for instance possible to do an internship before you start your PhD. Find out more.


All our PhD positions are fully funded for the duration of the PhD, paid at internationally competitive rates. Travel bursaries are also available for PhD students in their first year for conference attendance.


The deadline for PhD applications is January 15, 2016 24:00 CET, for a start in September, 2016.

Your profile:

If you have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • or interdisciplinary areas

and would like to do a PhD, then apply to our graduate program. Find out more about how to apply.

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