ISTScholar PhD program 2481 views1 application

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) is seeking highly qualified candidates to apply for the ISTScholar PhD program. The ISTScholar is fully-funded PhD programme in the natural and mathematical sciences in a world-class research environment.

The PhD program is categorized by innovative training with a special focus on inter-disciplinarity, close supervision by outstanding faculty within small research groups, and access to state-of the art facilities.


  • Applicant must hold bachelors or master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and related areas.
  • Applicants are expected to be proficient in English (written and oral).

Fellowship value:

  • internationally competitive salaries co-funded by an EU Marie Curie-Sklodowska grant
  • full health benefits
  • subsidized on-campus housing in the Ist year


To complete your application, you will need the following:

  • CV including educational history since high school, relevant work experience, additional qualifications, list of publications (if any), scholarships, awards (if any)
  • Statement of purpose (1-2 page essay)
  • 3 referees from persons who taught or supervised applicant’s work in academic setting
  • Short-listed scholars will be invited to IST Austria for interviews and a campus visit in March 2016.
  • Applications to be submitted online.


  • For PhD applications: January 8, 2018 11:59PM CET, for a start in September 2017.
  • Reference letters: January 15, 2018 11:59PM CET.
Quick Overview————-
Organization Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Austria
Subject areas Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline January 8, 2018 (Application deadline is Jan 8 every year)


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