Uni:docs Fellowship Programme | FAQs

Application

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Can I submit several applications?
I am pursuing more than one doctoral programme. Can I in this case submit more than one application?
Can I apply for less than 3 years? I plan to finish my dissertation project in one to two years.
Is there an age limit?
I will complete my Diploma/Masters studies in the upcoming summer semester. Is it possible to apply for the fellowship?
Is it possible to reapply for the programme with a revised application in the next call?
How do I know if my application has been submitted successfully?
How do I know if my supervisor has submitted his/her statement?
Can I apply for a doctoral fellowship at other funding institutions as well?
What does a complete application look like?

External Applications & Enrollment

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I am not an Austrian citizen. Can I also apply for the uni:docs Programme?
I have a Master degree from a foreign university or will complete my Master studies within the next few months. Can I still apply for the uni:docs Programme?
I have a Master degree from a foreign university and I am not yet enrolled at the University of Vienna. When do I have to enrol at the latest and what is needed for the admission to the doctoral programme?
I have a degree from a university outside of Austria. Is it possible that I have to extra coursework as a result of my application for admission?
Is German proficiency a precondition for applying for the uni:docs Programme?

Interview & Peer review

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What is to be expected during the interview?
Who are the interview partners?
Do I have to travel to Vienna for the Interview or is there a possibility to do the interview via Skype?
Will the University reimburse travel expenses (for the interview)?
How can I find out when and where the interview will take place?
In which language will the interview take place?
May I name researchers, who should not be invited as reviewers?
Will I receive the statements of the reviewers?

Employment

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What is the latest date that I can be employed under the uni:docs Programme (Visum)?
When will I receive information about the selected applicants?
Does the employment include a working space at the University of Vienna?
Do I have to pay tuition fees (in the case of third country applicants)?
Can I take a maternal/paternal leave?
Does the uni:docs Programme also include teaching duties?
Is there a possibility to prolong the funding within the uni:docs Programme, if I am not able to finish my PhD within the funded three years?

First-Year-Evaluation

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What are the criteria of the first-year evaluation?
When does the first-year evaluation take place?