Application to Workshops

The workshops offered by the Center for Doctoral Studies are open to all PhD candidates of the University of Vienna. If a workshop is overbooked, doctoral candidates of the University of Vienna will be given priority in the allocation of places. In this case, co-registered students will not be considered.


Registration for the workshops takes place exclusively online via U:SPACE and is possible within the registration deadlines. Unfortunately, registrations via email cannot be considered.

Please note that the registration deadline for the individual workshops is usually two weeks before the start of the workshop. After the registration deadline, participants will receive a confirmation of participation and further information about the workshop by email. Course materials will be sent to the participants' webmail address ( or only and must be brought along to the workshop.

We kindly ask you to plan your participation in the workshops you have chosen carefully. By registering, you commit to attending the entire workshop. Please keep in mind that a maximum number of participants is planned for the workshops in order to ensure intensive work with the trainers. An unexcused absence will result in your place being lost for other interested doctoral candidates. For attending a workshop, participants will receive a note of participation in the U:SPACE online system and, upon request, an additional digital certificate.

Please note:

Two unexcused absences in one semester will result in a suspension from the Center for Doctoral Studies' workshop programme, effective immediately and for the following semester! Please note that regular deregistration is ONLY possible within the designated online application deadline via U:SPACE. Deregistrations via email will not be considered, except with doctor's confirmation or a confirmation from your employer in case of professional incapacity. There will be no chargeback of points set. Cancellations by email twice after a place has been confirmed will also result in a block from the workshop offer.

How to set points

After you have pre-registered for a workshop, you have to set points. The amount of set points reflects your preference to attend a specific workshop. Places are distributed only on the basis of the amount of set points (Co-registered persons do not get a place in case the workshop is overbooked). We do not follow the “first come, first served” system. You can vary the amount of set points until the end of the application period. Please notice that during the registration your status is set on “vorgemerkt”. If the status in your application process is “angelegt”, your application can not be considered when the available places are distributed. If your application is not successful, e.g. because others have set more points than you have, you will get your set points back. For each semester, you have in total 1000 points exclusively for workshops offered by the Center for Doc toral Studies. In case a workshop is not overbooked, you will also get with 0 points a place.

Cancellation of workshops

There is a minimum number of participants for the workshops. In case of less than 75% of the maximum number of participants, a workshop will be cancelled. Interested candidates will be informed by email about the cancellation of the workshop.