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Course Duration/ ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeDoktor/in der technischen Wissenschaften (Dr.techn.)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· In order to be admitted to the doctoral programme in Technical Sciences at the
Faculty of Natural Sciences, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s and
a Master’s degree in the same or comparable subject from a university,
a ‘Fachhochschule’ (advanced technical college) or a comparable
degree in an equivalent or related field from an accredited Austrian
or foreign institute of higher education.
·  Curriculum
Language of instruction German Proof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines
· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information for students
Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Salzburg
Doctoral Programmes

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What will I learn?
Graduates of the doctoral programme in Technical Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences have a profound knowledge of the current state of international research in the field of their dissertation and a good understanding of related fields of research. They are able to work independently with relevant scientific questions and to publish the results of their work in the various media of international science. They are qualified to develop new ideas and methods for research, the industry and further domains of applications, as well as to promote and guide the new generation of scientists. They serve as models of scientific and professional integrity. The instruction in original research and in the building of hypotheses in the face of complex questions, and in developing the ability to think independently in the face of established doctrines, is particularly important. 

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
Its location alone makes the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg one of the most beautiful universities in the world. With its four classical faculties it offers the intellectual surroundings for a profound and interdisciplinary debate of current research questions. This provides graduates of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg with an eminent advantage in comparison with other places of research, which are certainly demanding, but one-dimensional. Furthermore, doctoral students in Salzburg benefit from an exceptionally considerate individual support.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
A doctorate in Technical Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences qualifies graduates for leading professional positions at universities, advanced technical colleges, public institutions and business enterprises. In particular, graduates are able to provide intelligent answers and possible solutions to our time’s complex questions of society and science. 


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Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannelore Breitenbach-Koller
Head of the curriculum committee Doctoral Programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Hellbrunnerstr. 34/I, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-5766

Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1-4) I © Hannelore Breitenbach-Koller (5)