Scholarships 2021-2022

Fully-Funded Ph.D Scholarships 2021 at Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Doctoral Education at IST Austria

IST Austria is pioneering a new form of doctoral education. Our single interdisciplinary Ph.D. program enables students and faculty to freely collaborate across research groups and disciplines. This gives rise to new ideas and research approaches.

We are looking for highly motivated, exceptional students who are passionate about scientific research
and have the drive to succeed. Students with a degree in biology, mathematics, computer science, physics, or related interdisciplinary areas are invited to apply.

We support Ph.D. students in preparing for their next career steps, whether in academia or industry or something else entirely. This starts on day one of the Ph.D. programs and continues beyond the day they graduate.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates to apply for the Ph.D. program at IST Austria. The next call will open in the Fall of 2020 (2nd half of October 2020 for a start in September 2021)

The deadline for applications is Jan 8, 2021 (23:59 CET) for Ph.D. entry in September 2021.


We offer fully-funded Ph.D. positions in the natural and mathematical sciences in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna. We offer competitive salaries and financial support for attending scientific conferences and workshops.

We also offer:

  • an interdisciplinary graduate school
  • state-of-the-art facilities
  • English-speaking environment
  • an international and diverse community
  • vibrant campus life
  • housing options on campus

What can I study?

Students can advance their studies in 6 scientific tracks:


Eligibility of IST Austria Ph.D. Scholarships 2021

Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and related areas are encouraged to apply. We offer internationally competitive salaries, full health benefits, and subsidized on-campus housing in the first year.

Can I apply with a bachelor’s degree?

Absolutely. We encourage students with a bachelor’s degree to apply. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree, before September in the same year that they start their Ph.D.

Application Requirements IST Austria Ph.D. Scholarships 2021

To complete your application, you will need the following:

  • your resume/CV
  • three academic references
  • statement of purpose
  • transcripts and certificates

All applications should be submitted using our online application form.


The deadline for Ph.D. applications is in January for a start in September of the same year.

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