Completion of a Doctorate Degree.

New regulations for doctoral studies have been in effect since October 1, 2021.

The main differences compared to the regulations in effect up until September 30, 2021, are:

  • You will need a dissertation agreement by no later than the end of the third semester once you have been admitted to the program
  • Your superving team must consist of two dissertation supervisors
  • Your dissertation will be graded by an examination board as part of the oral defense

Please note! The transitional provisions as outlined in the corresponding curriculum apply to students who were admitted to the doctoral program during the 2021 Summer Semester. Detailed information for individual doctorate degree programs is available below.

In order to successfully complete the doctoratal program, the candidate is required to pass all scheduled course examinations and the dissertation must receive a passing grade. Those who aim to complete the program before the regulations enacted after October 1, 2021, will be subject to an oral defense. The requirements as outlined in the corresponding curricula, opens an external URL in a new window apply.

The UHStat2, opens an external URL in a new window form (survey in regard to study-related stays abroad) is mandatory and must be completed. In order to pick up all conferral documents, you must present e-mail confirmation that you have submitted the UHStat2 form.

Office of Examination and Recognition Services

Location

Bank Building

Regulations before October 1, 2021 ("Doctorate - Old")

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The doctoral candidate must agree on a date for the oral defense together with the examiners and notify the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services at least three weeks prior to the agreed-upon date.


After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-wiwi@jku.at.


Examination Roster - 796 525 Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften (expires in 2022), opens a file in a new window

Examination Roster - 796 525 Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften (expires in 2025), opens a file in a new window


Submit the name of the doctoral candidate, the name of the third examiner, and the subject for the oral defense to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services no later than four weeks before submitting the dissertation and include the approval form (signed by the Examination Senate).
 

Approval by the Examination Senate, opens a file in a new window

LAW

Doctorate Degree in Law
 

The doctoral candidate must arrange the date for the oral defense personally with the examiners and notify the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services no later than three weeks beforehand. At this point in time, the dissertation, opens an external URL in a new window must be graded.
 

Submit the approval form (signed by the Examination Senate) with your dissertation, opens an external URL in a new window.
 

Approval by the Examination Senate, opens a file in a new window

SOCIAL SCIENCES, ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

The doctoral candidate must agree on a date for the oral defense together with the examiners and notify the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services at least three weeks prior to the agreed-upon date.


After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-wiwi@jku.at.

 

Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences, Economics & Business
 

Examination Roster - 796 300 Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (expires in 2022), opens a file in a new window
 

Examination Roster - 796 300 Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (expires in 2025), opens a file in a new window
 


PhD Program in Economics
 

Examination Roster - 794 355 Economics, opens a file
 

Submit the name of the doctoral candidate, the name of the third examiner, and the subject for the oral defense to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services no later than four weeks before submitting the dissertation and include the approval form (signed by the Examination Senate).
 

Approval by the Examination Senate, opens a file in a new window

 

ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Submit the examination roster (with all of the required signatures) and registration form (signed by the Examination Senate) along with the Präses (recommendation) to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services no later than four weeks before scheduled date of the oral defense.


Doctorate Degree in Technical Sciences


Examination Roster - 786, 796 700 Technische Wissenschaften, opens a file in a new window
 


Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences


Examination Roster - 791, 796 600 Naturwissenschaften, opens a file in a new window
 


Registration Form for the Oral Defense (Rigorosum), opens a file in a new window
 

Application for external examiner ENGINEERING, opens a file

 



The doctoral candidate is required to schedule a date for the oral defense together with the examiners and notify the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (in writing or by phone) no later than 10 days before the scheduled date.
By this date, the examination roster must be confirmed, the dissertation, opens in new window graded, assessments received, and the registration form approved.

Graduation under the Auspices of the Austrian President

Conferral of a Doctorate Degree under the Auspices of the Austrian President


Prerequisites:

  • Graduation with honors and distinction at a secondary school in the upper grade levels
  • Passing the school-leaving examination with honors and distinction
  • Completion of all corresponding programs with honors and distinction: All examination subject areas and the Diploma/Master's thesis graded with very good - oral defense subject areas and the dissertation graded with very good
  • The graduate many not exceed the average period of duration to complete the program (an exception can be made for valid reasons).


Submit the application to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services immediately after successfully passing the oral defense.
(Please inform the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services before oral defense takes place!)


Application - Sub auspiciis, opens a file


Please note: Once the diploma has already been issued for successful completion of the doctorate degree program, graduation under the auspices of the Austrian President is no longer permitted.

Regulations beginning October 1, 2021 ("Doctorate New")

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-wiwi@jku.at. A reviewer can be proposed.

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and an expert opinion on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a two-month period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.


Examination Roster - 796 525 Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften, opens a file

MED

After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-med@jku.at. Reviewer can be proposed.
 

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and expert opinions on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a two-month period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.


Examination Roster - Doctoral Degree Program in Medical Sciences (796/405, 794/460), opens a file

 

TEACHER EDUCATION STUDIES

After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-sowi@jku.at. A reviewer can be proposed.

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and an expert opinion on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a two-month period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.



Doctorate Degree Program PhD in Education


Examination Roster - 794 056 PH.D. in Education, opens a file in a new window
 

 

LAW

Doctorate Degree in Law

After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-re@jku.at. A reviewer can be proposed.

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and an expert opinion on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a two-month period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.

 

Examination roster - 796 200 Rechtswissenschaften, opens a file

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES, ECONOMICS & BUSINESS


After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-wiwi@jku.at. A reviewer can be proposed.

 

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and an expert opinion on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a two-month period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.


Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences, Economics & Business

 

Examination Roster - 796 300 Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, opens a file



PhD Program in Economics


Examination Roster - 794 355 Economics, opens a file

 

 

 

ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES

After the dissertation , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pruefung-tn@jku.at. Reviewer can be proposed.

 

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Students obtains the opinion(s) of the supervisory team and expert opinions on the dissertation and brings them to your attention as a student. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students appoints the Examination Senate.


Schedule a date for the oral defense in consultation with the Examination Senate. This date must fall within a four-week period after the comments and evaluations have been received. Please allow for a minimum two-week period for administrative purposes.


Doctorate Degree in Technical Sciences


Examination Roster - 796 700 Technische Wissenschaften, opens a file in a new window
 


Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences


Examination Roster - 796 600 Naturwissenschaften, opens a file in a new window

 

Graduation under the Auspices of the Austrian President

Conferral of a Doctorate Degree under the Auspices of the Austrian President


Prerequisites:
 

  • Graduation with honors and distinction at a secondary school in the upper grade levels
  • Passing the school-leaving examination with honors and distinction
  • Completion of all corresponding programs with honors and distinction: All examination subject areas and the Diploma/Master's thesis graded with very good - oral defense subject areas and the dissertation graded with very good
  • The graduate many not exceed the average period of duration to complete the program (an exception can be made for valid reasons).
     

Submit the application to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services immediately after successfully passing the oral defense.
(Please inform the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services before oral defense takes place!)


Application - Sub auspiciis, opens an external URL


Please note: Once the diploma has already been issued for successful completion of the doctorate degree program, graduation under the auspices of the Austrian President is no longer permitted.