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.
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.
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.
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:
- 45 research groups in 2017
- 90 research groups by 2026
“Students are the lifeline of science.” Listen to what Prof. Daria Siekhaus has to say about the importance of students at IST Austria.
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.
We use English throughout the institute as the language of instruction and communication.
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.