Scientific Doctorate

The scientific doctorate program of KUG has been offered so far as an interuniversity doctorate of philosophy and/or science and shall be transformed into a six-semester Ph.D.-like doctorate program as of winter term 09/10 which will be offered by KUG alone. An extraordinary characteristic feature is a faculty whose breadth is quite unique in German-speaking countries and offers the young generation of future scholars the opportunity to obtain adequate assistance nearly in all disciplines of musicological research on KUG. The conception of the PhD program orientates itself by the recommendations of the Austrian University Conference and, among others, it will integrate the principle of internal communication in the form of presentations of artistic performances and progress reports, the integration of external reviewers and realization of quality-assuring measures already when admitting students and in the later course of the program. For excellent candidates a KUG-financed scholarship system and the increased integration of externally funded artistic research projects will be provided. The prime goal of these measures is to ensure competitiveness of graduates on an international academic level.