Ph.D. On Campus

Computer Sciences

University of Innsbruck

36 months
728 EUR/year
728 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The main goal of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Computer Sciences offered by the University of Innsbruck is to make an independent contribution to research through submission of an original piece of scientific work on the highest international level in one of the fields of competence offered at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. 


This work is to widen the boundaries of knowledge in the relevant special field and thus to contribute to the progress in the dissertation subject.

This goal is to be achieved by completion of the compulsory modules in the curriculum, where particularly the module „Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic“ offers the requirements to research-oriented subject matter. 

The modules „Analysis of Own and External Research Results“ and „Core Subject“ convey the current state of research. An addition to these skills (e.g. project management, professional presentation of scientific contents) guarantees the module „Generic Skills”. Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme have a systematic understanding of their research discipline and research methods of this field.

The programme concludes with a dissertation which is to be supervised by a team of supervisors and is completed by an oral exam taken before an examination board. Graduates are awarded the academic degree „Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)“. 

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Doctorate

Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research. 

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Computer Sciences offered by the University of Innsbruck are able to independently solve complex scientific problems of fundamental research and applied research on an international level. They hold leading positions in research, industry and the tertiary education sector. 

Graduates are able, after a short introductory period, to take over managerial functions in all companies and institutions of the development and realization of innovative and complex hardware, software or network systems.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules:

  • Doctoral Thesis Defense 
  • Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic 
  • Participation in Scientific Discourse 
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in the PhD Programme 
  • Generic Skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma certificate
  • Examination certificate
  • Diploma Supplement
  • Transcript (list of examinations completed)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Computer Sciences
University of Innsbruck


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings