Student applications

Application information

ISTScholar is the PhD program of IST Austria. To apply you have to create an online account, which will allow you to track your application through its various stages.

You do not need to complete the application process in one session. You can return to your account and save your application as often as you like, up until you are ready to submit.

Step 1: Create an account

Register online by entering your e-mail and choosing a password. You will receive an e-mail with a link to finalize the registration of your user account immediately.

Step 2:

Read the instructions carefully to make sure you complete all steps and upload all necessary documents.

Step 3: Enter application data

There are five parts to your application. Make sure that you press "Save" each time before moving on to a different section! When you leave a page without having saved it, your data will be lost and you will have to re-enter it.

Step 4: Submit your application

Ensure that your application is complete and correct before submitting. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make further changes. The submission deadline is January 8, 2018 11:59 PM CET. Referees need to submit their recommendations by January 15, 2018 11:59 PM CET. These deadlines are firm and extensions are not granted.

IST Austria will only process complete and submitted applications; all others will not be reviewed.

If your application is incomplete (e.g., sections left blank, documents and/or references missing, misspelled e-mail addresses of referees, and so on...), we will not contact you to inform you that it is incomplete.

Applicants should note IST Austria cannot answer telephoned queries. Please note that we receive a large number of applications and a high volume of applicant inquiries as the deadline approaches. We aim at answering all written inquiries within 24 hours during standard office hours (Mon – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM CET), but may take longer during peak times.

If there is an urgent matter regarding your application submission that is not addressed in the instructions, please contact our administrator at gradschool@ist.ac.at

Results will be available from mid-February onwards.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 665385