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Information on Doctoral/Ph.D. Studies

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers four doctoral programs: the philosophical doctorate (Dr. phil.), the technical doctorate (in Architecture) (Dr. techn.), the scientific doctorate (natural sciences) (Dr. rer. nat.)and the Ph.D.-in-practice program (Ph.D.). The latter was established in 2010 as a structured doctoral program in the field of arts-based research. In 2015, the Austrian University Act created the legal framework for a purely artistic doctorate study. At present, the Academy of Fine Arts does not offer a purely artistic doctorate.

Please find more detailed information on the doctoral programs at:

Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D.

Doctor of Technical Sciences (Architecture)

Doctor of Science