Ph.D. On Campus

Doctoral School of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

36 months
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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In the Doctoral School of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology at the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), you conduct research as a junior scientist in the broad fields of biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Depending on the subject area of your dissertation, you complete either a doctoral programme in technical sciences or a doctoral programme in natural sciences.


You receive comprehensive and specialized technical and scientific training to enhance your communication skills. In this way, you are adequately prepared to lead research groups at academic institutions and in industry.

Focus Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology

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 Graz University of Technology (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.

As a Doctoral School of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology student 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.

Programme Structure

  • You conduct both basic and applied independent research with a high academic standard.
  • You work on interdisciplinary and application-oriented problems.
  • You discover and describe solutions for technical and scientific problems.
  • You publish research results in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals and present these at international conferences.

Courses (curricular workload)

  • You learn about the molecular basis of biological processes and their application in industrial processes.
  • You take part in science days, lecture series and specialised events held at the Doctoral School.
  • You meet regularly with your dissertation supervisor as well as with other students in order to discuss the progress and preliminary results of your dissertation work.
  • You are, therefore, prepared to taken on leading positions in academic institutions and industry.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

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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