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Doctoral School of Chemistry

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

36 months
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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In the Doctoral School of Chemistry at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), your work as a junior scientist focuses on basic research or you specialise in applied research. Depending on the specialisation of your dissertation, you graduate from a doctoral programme in technical sciences or a doctoral programme in natural sciences.


As part of the scientific community of the doctoral school, you are closely involved in research and you participate in lively exchanges with teachers, researchers and other students. By taking part in conferences and specialist events, you broaden your knowledge in your chosen specialisation, and make contacts with researchers from Austria and abroad.

An environment of stimulating scientific discussions, scientific and engineering training of the highest standard, internationally respected research projects; these things await you as a doctoral student at TU Graz.

At TU Graz you can obtain a doctorate in natural sciences (Doktor der Naturwissenschaften) or a doctorate in technical sciences (Doktor der technischen Wissenschaften). The doctoral programmes are organised in Doctoral Schools. You will do your research within one of the doctoral schools depending on your subject and your supervisor.

Learning outcomes

As a Doctoral School of Chemistry student at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) you are part of the community of your doctoral school. You will discuss your research project regularly with teachers and other students. This ensures that you get perfect supervision and support in your work. At the same time you will expand your knowledge of relevant subjects in courses and lectures and in contacts with academic and industry experts.

Your doctoral programme is based on the curriculum for the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences (technische Wissenschaften) or Natural Sciences (Naturwissenschaften). Additionally, the statutes of your Doctoral School set out required courses in the subject, the procedures for preparing and submitting your thesis, handling of publications and other subject-specific issues.

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical and theoretical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry and radiochemistry
  • Chemical technology and materials

Programme Structure

  • You find and describe approaches to solve technical problems and problems of natural sciences.
  • You conduct research independently in an application area of chemistry.
  • You participate in national and international conferences.
  • You publish, present and defend research results.
  • You build up broad basic knowledge and specialise in the field of your dissertation.
  • You gain experience with methods of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
  • You attend lectures by institutes of TU Graz and the Society of Austrian Chemists (GÖCH).
  • You discuss the progress and results of your dissertation in doctoral seminars.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German
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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to a doctoral programme at TU Graz, you must fulfil one of the following requirements according to the Curriculum:

  • completion of a subject-related diploma or master’s programme in engineering sciences or natural sciences at a university or
  • completion of another degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution that is equivalent to the aforementioned degree programmes or
  • completion of a degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution in combination with supplementary curricular requirements or
  • completion of a subject-related bachelor’s programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Graz

846 - 1191 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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