Graduating from a Doctorate

Attention

New rules for PhD students:

From now on, all documents to be submitted must be delivered to the Dean’s Office 2 months before the viva-voce.

The assessors, examination committee, date and time must be mentioned in the submission.

(Assessors must be officially appointed by TU Wien two months before the date of the examination.)

Unfortunately we can no longer allow registration without a precise date and time.

The first come, first served principle applies!

From now on, a positive statement or a supervisor assessment must be enclosed with the documents submitted for a viva-voce.

The documents cannot be accepted without this statement!

(A suggested positive statement can be found in Documents to be submitted)

Doctorate completion

The doctoral programme concludes with a repeat examination, the viva-voce.

The subject of the dissertation and the courses completed in the 
specialisation must be submitted to the Dean of Studies for approval
at the onset of the dissertation.

The following documents must be collected and taken along:

  1. Application for admission to the viva-voce
  2. Detailed CV (personally signed)
  3. Copy of birth certificate
  4. Degree certificate from the last diploma examination (for graduates of foreign universities: 
  5. Notification of recognition of the preliminary studies and examination certificates for all supplementary courses and examinations prescribed if need be, and notification of admission to the doctoral study programme)
  6. Two copies of the bound dissertations (HARDCOVER)
  7. Request for restriction on use (created under TISS Theses, if necessary)
  8. A copy of the first page of the dissertation
  9. Current record of studies
  10. Confirmation of completed courses (+ batch print of all certificates proving 12 contact hours per semester week or 18 ECTS credits)
  11. Factsheet for authors for university theses
  12. Positive statement from supervisor

Template for writing the dissertation

Guide for Thesis and Coversheet for Dissertation GERMAN, opens an external URL in a new window

Guide for Thesis and Coversheet for Thesis ENGLISH, opens an external URL in a new window

From now on, the chair and the two assessors must receive a pdf file of the dissertation in good time before the oral examination, so that they can familiarise themselves with the content and prepare an appraisal.

The new Directives, opens an external URL in a new window for the electronic legal deposit of university theses apply from 01/09/2013.

Dissertation agreement, opens an external URL in a new window

Help with the final presentation, opens an external URL in a new window

Attention

Both the dissertation agreement (+ abstract) and the request for approval of the specialisation must now be delivered to the Dean's Office within 12 months.

Completed doctorate

The doctoral degree ceremony is organised by the University Administration secretary, Ms. Thalinger, opens an external URL in a new window.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE AWARD CEREMONY WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION NO LATER THAN THE STATED DEADLINE!
LATE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED!

For the latest doctoral degree ceremony dates and application procedures, either ask TU Wien University Administration by calling +43-1-58801-41001 or 41002, or go directly to the Homepage, opens an external URL in a new window

You can register for the award ceremony with Ms. THALINGER in the secretary’s office of the Legal Department from Monday to Friday (except on public holidays) from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. You can also register electronically: (promotion@tuwien.ac.at).

You will need the completed application form, a copy of the certificate (front and back) for the academic degree, and if you have completed the degree course abroad, a copy of the foreign diploma with a German translation. 
Costs: The cost of issuing a diploma is EUR 50 (to be paid in the Bursar’s Office, where you will also be given the paying-in slip). It is also possible to use online banking to pay this amount:
Recipient: TU Wien, IBAN: AT463200000000611228, BIC: RLNWATWW, Reason for transfer: Doctoral diploma 

You can obtain the application form from the University Administration secretary’s office (staircase 1, third floor) or download it directly from the Homepage, opens an external URL in a new window of TU Wien University Administration.

EMBARGOES

NOTE:  the Dean of Studies will only approve a DISSERTATION EMBARGO of 2 years at the most. If the work is to be embargoed for longer, the restriction on use must be sent to the Vice Rector for Study and Teaching, Associate Professor Kurt Matyas.