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16 Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students in Austria, 2018

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students in Austria. Applications are open for international students to pursue PhD degree program in the field of Logical Methods in Computer Science.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 31 August 2018
Study in : Austria
Providers : TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Graz University of Technology and Johannes Kepler University Linz
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : These scholarship positions are awarded in LogiCS Doctoral College – Logical Methods in Computer Science. Topics of Research LogiCS focuses on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work on interdisciplinary research topics covering

(i) Computational logic,

(ii) Databases and artificial intelligence,

(iii) Computer-aided verification, and

(iv) Emerging application domains, such as cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, and security & privacy.

Benefits of Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students:

The LogiCS program is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, FWF). In accordance with FWF regulations and the collective bargaining agreement of the Austrian universities, the doctoral students will be employed as a researcher at a yearly salary of EUR 21,284.48 after taxes and social/health insurance deductions (effective January 2017; the average Austrian salary over all age groups is EUR 20,543.00). There are additional salary supplements and tax deductions for families with children. TU Vienna, TU Graz and JKU doctoral students from Austria, EU or EEA countries, and students with a residence permit for researchers are exempt from tuition fees for four years. All doctoral students of the LogiCS program fall into one of these categories. Tuition fees are waived even after four years for students who are citizens of lesser developed countries, refugees, disabled people, or in the case of primary care of children up to the age of seven.

Nationality: These scholarships are available for students of all nationalities.

Number of Scholarships for Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students

Up to 16 positions are available.

Eligibility for Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students: 

Eligible Countries: These scholarships are available for students of all nationalities.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

We invite applicants from all countries to apply. Candidates should hold an MSc or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields, and an excellent record of study. Candidates with comparable achievements (e.g., bachelor of honours) may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous knowledge in the areas of the doctoral college (computational logic, databases/AI, verification) is desirable but not required.

English Language Requirements for Fully Funded PhD Studentship for International Students

Non-native English speakers need to ensure that their English proficiency meets the doctoral program’s requirements to fully benefit from their courses. The doctoral program encourages applicants to provide the following tests/scores for English language qualifications:

  • TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 217 computer-based or 81 internet-based
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
  • CAE score B or higher

However, command of the English language can be proven in many ways, depending on a student’s prior education. To this end, students should hand in any language certificates, diplomas, etc. as a part of the application documents. Applicants’ adequate command of the English language will also be assessed during the application interviews.

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