University registration

University registration

Applications for university registration are accepted throughout the year.

  1. Sign the Code of Good Practice of the Vienna Biocener PhD Program.
  2. Register at, activate your u:account and submit your online application for admission. The e-mail address you give here will be used in all correspondence with the Admission Office throughout the admission process.

Upload the following documents (in pdf format) with your application:

  • Short overview of previous research activities and future research objectives
  • Letter of motivation (just use your application to the PhD program)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • High school leaving certificate, translated into English and with the required legalization for the issuing country
  • Confirmation of Willingness to Supervise a Doctoral/PhD Candidate

If you have a degree from another university or university of applied sciences, please additionally submit the following documents:

  •     Your passport or personal ID
  •     A passport photograph
  •     Your bachelor and master/diploma certificates and transcripts with the required legalization for the issuing country.

All documents must be translated, unless issued in German or English. This translation has to be done by a court sworn translator after the documents were legalized.

Form download and detailed information about the registration procedure, legalization and university fees are available at

Once you receive your letter of acceptance (delivered by e-mail or postal mail), go to the Center for Doctoral Studies (1090 Vienna, Berggasse 7, 2nd floor. Office hours: Mon and Fri 9.00 - 12.00, Thu 2 - 5 pm, and upon appointment), and

1. pay the tuition fee/Students' Union fee (currently € 20,70),
2. get your student ID number (Matrikelnummer) and your student ID card

You will be co-registered with the Medical University of Vienna (MUW) by default.
In order to access all MUW servies, follow the instructions here.

For students with primary affiliation with MUW:

once your are enrolled for PhD Molecular Biosciences at MUW, you will be co-registered with UW by default.
To access all UW services, follow the instructions here.


General information

winter term (= Wintersemester, WS):                    1 October – 28 February

summer term (= Sommersemester, SS):               1 March – 30 September

General admission period: 15 October (winter term) and 15 March (summer term);

Extended admission period: 30 November (winter term) and 30 April (summer term).

Remember to pay your dues in time in every semester, and to apply for equal status with EU citizens by March 31 and Nov. 30.