BOKU offers doctoral studies in all fields of competences (research focus areas) of BOKU.

Doctoral studies can also be pursued in the framework of BOKU Doctoral Schools/PhD programs. The main focus is still the research work/dissertation. However, students are part of a Doctoral School/PhD program and defined courses and exchange with other doctoral candidates complete their doctoral studies.

The Doctoral Schools/PhD programs focus on specific research areas and have individual rules for admission, training and graduation. The doctoral project needs to fit in the frame of a Doctoral School/PhD program and the main supervisor must be part of the Faculty of the Doctoral School/PhD program.