PhD position – Vienna University

PhD position – Vienna University

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT)

PhD Program Announcement


ABOUT DIBT: The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdisciplinary training for graduates in the field of international taxation, including and combining the disciplines of economics, law and management.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE: The program takes three years to complete and awards a Ph.D. degree to graduates. During the first year, participants acquire the basic knowledge necessary for working in an interdisciplinary manner. Building on this foundation, the second and third years are dedicated to seminars in related fields, a research stay abroad, additional optional workshops, and especially to doing research on a Ph.D. thesis. For the duration of the entire program, students attend an accompanying research seminar. All courses are taught in English.


QUALIFICATION PROFILE AND CAREER PROSPECTS: DIBT provides the opportunity to conduct research in the following areas:
– Determination of taxable profit
– Locational decisions
– EU tax for businesses
– International coordination of business taxation


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FACULTY: Cutting-edge standards in both research and teaching are guaranteed by a faculty comprised of renowned scholars who have published in the most prominent journals of their respective research fields and have proven their willingness and ability to promote interdisciplinary cooperation. The visiting professors, all internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields, form an integral part of DIBT and add yet another dimension to the top-level academic education offered by DIBT.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The program is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a master or equivalent degree primarily in law, business, economics and psychology or in other disciplines, if they have a sufficient background in taxation. Applications can be submitted using the online application tool. Please note that only applications submitted before the deadline will be processed. For further and more detailed information on the application requirements, please visit the program’s website at


FINANCIAL SUPPORT: DIBT is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Only a small number of students can be admitted. Students who are admitted will be granted a waiver of tuition fees. There is a limited number of grants available to students in the amount of approximately Euro 2,000 per month (tax and social/medical insurance will be deducted from this amount). WU always goes the extra mile to provide an ideal research environment for the selected students.



Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT)
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D3
1020 Vienna, Austria


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Applications can be submitted online until February 15, 2015.

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