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The general requirements for completing the doctoral degree at the UG are the same for all fields of the natural sciences. 

The minimum requirements for coursework to be completed successfully are:


Compulsory within the primary field of study

12 semester hours

  • from the courses offered at the Doctoral School Molecular Biology and Biochemistry including 8 semester hours “Dissertantenseminar“ (Graduate seminar)

  • courses offered by other Doctoral Schools

Elective subject*

4 semester hours

  • chosen for their relevance to the topic of the dissertation and closely related subjects/subject areas
  • from courses of women's and gender studies
  • philosophy
  • philosophy of science or other relevant areas

*  Admissibility decided by the Dean of Studies


Starting with the term 2019/20 all lectures offered by the Doctoral School were adapted. Therefore almost all course titles and course IDs have changed.

All courses assigned to our doctoral school can be found in UGonline with the ID number 647.6*

In addition, you can visit courses of other Doctoral Schools as well as courses of the Medical School or the University of Technology. Be aware that these courses might not be accepted automatically and that you will have to get them approved by the KFU.

Scientific Colloquium ("DocDay"):

LV647.600 Scientific Colloquium for Graduate Students I

LV647.601 Scientific Colloquium for Graduate Students II

During the 4 mandatory courses students are expected to report research results at least once in form of a seminar and at least twice as a poster presentation.

The Dissertantenseminar is better known as "DocDay" . All students are welcome to organize a DocDay and invite guest speakers!


Doctoral Academy

The Doctoral Academy of the Univerit of Graz also offers courses outside the curricula.

To participate in theses courses you have to register! Courses

In addtion it also awards a Transferable Skills Certificate to highly motivated candidates.





Institute of Molecular Biosciences Heinrichstraße 31/II , 8010 Graz
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Achim Lass Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1926


Head of Curricula-Commission
Institut für Mathematik und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen Heinrichstraße 36
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gundolf Haase Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5178

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