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Vienna PhD Program in Informatics at Vienna University of Technology in Austria, 2013

The Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology invites application for full time Vienna PhD program in Austria. The duration of PhD is three years which covers cost of living. Austrian and international students are eligible for applying this program. All courses are taught in English. English language proficiency test is required if students are from non native English speaking countries. Applications should be submitted online by 26 may, 2013.

Study Subject(s):The PhD School’s curriculum covers the five main
research areas of the Faculty of Informatics:
* Business Informatics;
* Computational Intelligence;
* Computer Engineering;
* Distributed and Parallel Systems; and
* Media Informatics and Visual Computing.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD degree level at Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Scholarship Provider: Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), WIEN KULTER the City of Vienna, and private sponsors.
The award can be taken at: Austria, Vienna

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Eligibility: -The school is designed as an international one, inviting applications world-wide. -Scholarships for the Vienna PhD School of Informatics are available for Austrian as well as international students. -Students working at TU Vienna are encouraged to apply, up to a defined number. However, they are excluded from funding.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Austrian and international students can apply for this International PhD.

Description: The PhD school intends to generate scientists who have broad knowledge and expertise in the domain (breadth) as well as contribute to the development of the sciences (depth) through autonomous research, gain new scientific insight and present this comprehensively, gain the ability to solve complex scientific problems in both fundamental and applied research at a high international level according to accepted scientific standards. A curriculum for doctoral studies of this kind is atypical for Austrian Universities. In Austria, doctoral students traditionally have fewer courses (with less curriculum structure). This PhD curriculum contains more courses, which are structured around the faculty’s research areas. The student’s personal responsibility and commitment to pursuing research is an important prerequisite for a successful PhD thesis. The objective of this PhD curriculum is to provide an environment that encourages students to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent creative research. One objective of doing a doctoral degree is to become an independent researcher, capable of generating, pursuing and communicating novel research ideas. Therefore, students will become involved in research activities as soon as possible.

Number of award(s): The PhD School at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna)Vienna) admits no more than 15 PhD students per year. Among the admitted students, some may receive a scholarship (subject to budgetary constraints). This decision is taken separately.

Duration of award(s): Students have to attend the school for three years. During the first two years they have to follow courses, whereas in the third year they exclusively work on their PhD thesis. The program is a full-time one.

What does it cover? A selection of the admitted students may receive a aid amounting to EUR 1,000 per month to cover the cost of living (subject to budgetary constraints).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: 18.-25.06 Interviews with pre-selected applicants 27.06 Communication of acceptance to selected students (Note that not selected candidates will be informed at a later date).

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applications must be entered using the online application.

application Deadline: The application deadline for courses starting in October 2013 is May 26th, 2013.

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