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Doctoral / PhD Programs / PhD-Studium International Business Taxation / Completion of an international/non-Austrian diploma or master’s program
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Step 2: Application and selection procedures

The online application period for the academic year 2024/25 begins on November 1, 2023 (14:00, CET) and ends on February 15, 2024 (23:59, CET).


Online application:

Please upload the following documents in PDF format in the online application tool:

  • Degree certificates

  • Detailed official transcripts of all courses

  • Proof of English skills (TOEFL or other)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Self-statement of purpose

  • Copy of passport

  • Outline for doctoral thesis or for one of the doctoral thesis papers

  • Completed papers (research papers, seminar papers, diploma, master’s or bachelor’s thesis, other publications you have written)

  • Two reference letters

  • Information about your research area - Your preferences for one or more of DIBT’s research areas - Funding: Tuition fees are waived for DIBT students. A grant from the Austrian Science Fund in the amount of € 2.500 per month (tax and social insurance will be deducted from this amount) can be offered to a limited number of students. Are there other possibilities for you to raise funds for your stay in Austria? Which grants have you applied for and which other financial resources can you draw on?

Please note: Any documents issued in a language other than German or English must be accompanied by a certified translation.


Complete applications which meet all formal admission requirements will be evaluated by the admission committee. Based on this evaluation, the best applicants will be selected and invited for an interview. Exact dates will be announced in due time. Applicants will be given sufficient advance notice by email of the date, time, and location of the interview.

Based on the data submitted, the admission committee will determine a final ranking of applications. The applicants at the top of the ranking will be given an admission offer, in the form of a written notice of the applicant’s acceptance to the program. To claim his/her place in the program, the applicant must confirm the admission offer in writing within 10 days of receipt.

If the applicant accepts the admission offer, she/he will receive a confirmation of admission. The confirmation of admission has to be presented at the Admissions office at the time of enrollment together with originals of the required documents.

If there are any remaining questions, please contact dibt@wu.ac.at.