Admission requirements and procedure for the doctoral programme

Proof of completion of a relevant degree programme at a recognised Austrian or international post-secondary educational institution. Qualifications in the fields of dentistry or medicine are considered to be relevant.

Additional qualifications (e.g. theses, publications, book contributions, dissertations, patents, and completed advanced training and further education that are related to the desired field of study) may be taken into account when allocating study places.

In addition, applicants must be fluent in both spoken and written German and English (native speaker or Level 2 (B2)).

Step 1: Submission of the written application (Application for review of the requirements for enrolment in the Doctoral Programme in Dentistry (PhD), CV and proof of qualification(s)) and statement of the desired dissertation topic and supervisor to DPU.

Step 2: DPU review of the application

Step 3: Personal interview with representatives of the dissertation committee at DPU. If the interview is successful, conclusion of a learning agreement and payment of tuition for the first year of study.

Step 4: Development of a proposal for a dissertation with support from a chosen supervisor at DPU, including definition of the cost framework and type of funding (own funding, third-party funding, grants, external funding) in the first study semester.

Step 5: Decision by the dissertation committee regarding the approval of the application.

Step 6: Conclusion of a supervision agreement to accept a PhD candidate into the Doctoral Programme in Dentistry (PhD).