Institute of Science and Technology Austria is looking for candidates to apply for PhD program

Dear Students,

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates to apply for our ISTScholar PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in the natural and mathematical sciences in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna. The research topics that might interest students in your department include:

We also have research groups in the following fields:

Computer Science

Data Science & Scientific Computing




Our PhD program is characterized by innovative training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, close mentoring by outstanding faculty within small research groups, and access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before choosing a thesis group and passing the qualifying exam. Our PhD graduates have gone on to top positions in academia and industry all over the world.


Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field are encouraged to apply. We offer internationally competitive salaries co-funded by an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant, full health benefits, and subsidized on-campus housing in the first year.


For more information about the ISTScholar PhD program and application process, as well as faculty profiles, please visit our website at, or come to our Student Open Day on November 30th (register at: You can also find the event on Facebook.


The deadline for PhD applications is January 8th 2019 for a start date in September 2019.


Yours sincerely,
Graduate School Office

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

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