Call for applications 2019

Application period: February 1st 2019 – March 10th 2019

Semester beginning for new candidates: October 1, 2019

Entry requirements

Requirements for admission to the PhD in Practice program are a degree (Magister, MA or Diplom) from a recognized university or academy, and the submission of the required application material (see below). Applicants with an ongoing artistic or academic career are encouraged to apply.


The application is online only. Please submit all your application material in English! Applications must be uploaded within the call dates.
From experience we know that if people upload their material on the day the application deadline ends, unexpected troubles can make it impossible to finish the application process. We therefore highly recommend that you upload your material early enough to clear potential disturbances.
The application must contain:
  •  the completed web application form (available when the call opens officially)
  •  a curriculum vitae (including a list of exhibitions the applicant has contributed to and of publications or other artistic and scholarly work that has been published; pdf)
  •  a project proposal (10 pages max; pdf)
  •  an abstract of the project proposal (1 page max, 1.5 line spacing; pdf)
  •  a digital portfolio (a simgle pdf document, 5 MB max;  or made accessible on a website).
  •  a scan of the certificate(s) which proves that you received a degree (Magister, MA or Diplom) from a recognized/ accredited University or Academy
The online application form will be available during the call at
If film/video is an important part of your application, please upload them on and enclose the link to your online-application.

 Admission process

Selection process takes place in the course of two consecutive meetings of the admission jury:  The admission jury will review all applications; it will assess the proposed PhD projects as well as the applicants’ portfolios and their academic and professional biographies and choose those applicants to be invited for an interview. Around June the jury will conduct interviews with the selected group of applicants.
The results of the application process will be made public shortly after.
Admitted candidates will embark on the PhD in Practice program in October 2019.
The PhD-in Practice program offers a limited number of doctoral study positions with full financial support for up to 4 years (30h/week on a 12-months-basis). The modalities of the payment follow the rules laid out by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (currently 2,071 €/month before tax, incl. health benefits).