The “Doctor of Philosophy/PhD” (Doktorat der Philosophie/ Dr. phil.) is a doctoral study programme in the humanities/cultural studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna which has been established in accordance with Section 54, Paragraph 1, Item 1, University Act 2002.

Requirement for admission to the doctoral study programme Dr. phil. is a degree (Magister, Masters, or Diploma) from a recognized institution of tertiary education in Austria or abroad in either the humanities or the arts.

The programme Dr.phil. comprises a total of 180 ECTS credits for a duration of 6 semesters.

For further information please contact Prof. Ruth Sonderegger: <>

In the field of conservation/restoration a doctorate in either the humanities/Dr. phil. or the natural sciences/Dr.rer.nat. is possible. If you are interested in these programmes, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Baatz: <>