One of the hallmarks of the ISTScholar PhD program is the shared graduate school experience.

An initial stage of exploration encourages broad exposure to important scientific approaches and problems. This allows students to lay a solid foundation for intensive research in the second phase of the PhD program.


interdisciplinarity

Our U.S. Style Graduate Program is characterized by modern comprehensive training with a special focus on interdisciplinary.

The following graph shows cross-group collaborations at IST Austria, based on co-authored publications from 2016. The PDF can be downloaded here.


comprehensive training

Students work closely with outstanding faculty within small research groups, and have access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before affiliating with a group.

This first phase of exploration allows students to be sure that the research topic as well as research group are the best match for them before they embark on in-depth thesis research in the second phase.


ENTRY WITH A BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S DEGREE

We welcome students with a bachelor’s or a master’s in science to apply for the ISTScholar PhD program.


6 tracks of study

There are six tracks of PhD study:


Research groups

“Students are the lifeline of science.” Listen to what Prof. Daria Siekhaus has to say about the importance of students at IST Austria.


STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Through close collaboration with faculty and other group members, our students publish prolifically. See the full list of 144 student publications (and counting!) here in the IST PubList database.


English-speaking

We use English throughout the institute as the language of instruction and communication.


International community

IST Austria has a diverse and international student population, represented by students from over 30 countries.


WHERE IS IST AUSTRIA?

The Institute is only a 25-minute bus ride from Vienna, which is consistently voted one of the best cities in the world to live in. Our students have the choice of living in Klosterneuburg, a quiet area surrounded by beautiful woods, or right in the hustle and bustle of Vienna. We also have a number of housing options on campus.


 

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