Migration Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to studies

The PhD program Migration Studies targets the next generation of scientists with a genuine interest in the field of migration research. In particular, it addresses graduates of the social sciences (economics, sociology, political science, law), but the program also welcomes students specialized in other sciences (humanities, natural sciences). Admission to the PhD program Migration Studies requires a Master’s Degree or diploma in a relevant, subject-specific field. The TOEFL is required for the PhD program to prove English language proficiency

Admission to the PhD program Migration Studies follows a two-stage process:

  • Announcement of third-party funded PhD positions
  • Selection procedure by the PhD Commission

PhD students are generally employed by third-party funding agencies (FWF reference rates) on the basis of funded research projects. The PhD Commission selects students on the basis of their application documents and after their presentation of their dissertation project.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of identity (Passport, Personal Identity Card)
  • Proof of completed graduate degree (e.g., Master’s degree)
  • TOEFL certificate or equivalent (B2 Level or higher, according to the CEFR levels)
  • Documentation of prior experience and skills, related to the topic of the PhD-proposal
  • A minimum of two letters of reference from internationally acknowledged scholars
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