Program in Political Science 2010-2013 Vienna, Austria

We are now accepting applications for the next postgraduate program in political science, which will start on 1 October 2010.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in political science or other disciplines relevant to the program. Degrees should be received by October 2010. Excellent command of the English language is essential since the working language of the program is English. Above all, interested candidates will have to demonstrate that they are willing and able to embark upon a PhD project on a topic related to the theme of the program.


The program starts on 1 October 2010. Successful candidates will have access to fully-equipped office space at the institute and enjoy the full range of IHS support services. We offer 8 fellowships of 850 Euro per month (tax-free), but participation in the program is also possible for a limited number of additional students with alternative sources of funding.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete the application form and email it, together with a letter of motivation (1-2 pages), a current curriculum vitae, a dissertation outline (6-10 pages), and scans of relevant academic certificates (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma etc.), to the Department’s administrative manager Elisabet Torggler (office.pol@ihs.ac.at). We accept Microsoft Word and PDF documents.

The closing date is 31 May 2010. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in mid-June 2010.

Website: http://www.ihs.ac.at/vienna/IHS-Departments-2/Political-Science-1/Postgraduate-Program/Admission-2.htm
Email: office.pol@ihs.ac.at