CoQuS PhD Fellowships for International Students at University of Vienna in Austria, 2018

Scholarship Description:

CoQuS opens calls for applications for PhD Fellowships for international students to study in Vienna, Austria. The faculty members will select new students according to their academic excellence, scientific achievements and expected potential for future research.

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) is a training center for more than 40 students who are selected from an international pool of applicants, based on their academic excellence, scientific success and ambition.

The city of Vienna lies at the geographical heart of Europe. It regularly tops the Quality of Living Rankings and offers a rich cultural programme. Founded in 1365, the University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. It is Alma Mater to more than 90.000 students. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe.

Degree level:

Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of Study:

The Vienna Graduate Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) offers graduate education through intense research training and advanced courses in theoretical and experimental quantum science.

Scholarship Award: 

The Vienna graduate program CoQuS provides financial support for up to three years. Doctoral students admitted to the CoQuS program will have a regular employment at their hosting university.
The employment includes:

  1. A gross salary around 2000€/month (this includes tax & health benefits)
  2. A tuition waiver


International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

  • The number of places in this excellence program is limited. The faculty members will select new students according to their academic excellence, scientific achievements and expected potential for future research.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Austria.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

CoQuS invites you to become part of a visible community of young scientists with opportunities to do experimental or theoretical research in quantum physics. You will also get to participate in networking events, (inter)national conferences, transferable skills and career development training.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 1st step in the application procedure

Applicants are requested to provide their application documents via the online submission system and inform their academic advisors about the submission guidlines concerning the recommendation procedure.

To be submitted by the applicant:

  • Online application

It is the applicants’ responsibility to inform their academic advisors about the deadlines and submission procedure of the recommendation form and letter. The academic advisors should submit their recommendation form and letter to be found via the link below no later than 30 June 2018!

To be submitted by 2 academic advisors*:

  • Online recommendation form

Please notice the CoQuS application deadline for this call: 30 June 2018.
All applicants will be notified of the decision of the pre-selection committee at mid-end July 2018.

2nd step in the application procedure

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a two-day hearing taking place in Vienna in 15 & 16 Oct. 2018. The applicants will be asked to give short presentations and will be interviewed by the selection committee. The applicants will also have the opportunity to visit the CoQuS laboratories.
The short-listed applicants will be notified of the final decision of the selection committee shortly after the hearing.

* For the recommendation letters Internal candidates (i.e. candidates from the two universities which are affiliated to the CoQuS programme, the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology), at least one of the academic advisors must be external to CoQuS and its groups.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

June 30, 2018.

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