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Doctoral School of Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

36 months
Duration
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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About

In the Doctoral School of Physics at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), fundamental principles of physics are used to solve technological problems such as designing better materials or building more efficient devices. Quantum mechanics forms the basis for the modern description of all materials and is used heavily in the doctoral programme.

Overview

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.

Key facts:

  • At Graz University of Technology (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 Physics 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

A doctoral project trains you to perform independent research. It is project-oriented training where you are given primary responsibility for completing a project. These projects are typically funded by the Austrian government or the European Union and are selected for funding by international referees. You will be expected to

  • read and understand the scientific literature,
  • solve all the technical problems associated with the experiments in your project,
  • publish articles in refereed international physics journals, and
  • present your results at international conferences.

This is a demanding job, which requires intelligence, determination, a solid training in the fundamentals of physics and good communication skills. The compensation varies with the funding source but is usually about 2000 Euro/month.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

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.

Funding

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