VCQ Application

Application Procedure

Call is now closed

Please be aware that as of now ALL VDS applications for any quantum group has to go through the VCQ path as described here. So please submit your application via this application form.

If your application is successfull and you will become part of a Quantum group at the University of Vienna, you will automatically be a member of VDSP. If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact us on:

Applying for the VCQ PHD SCHOOL is a two step process:

First Step

In a first step,
each applicant must complete the following:

Letters of Recommendation

Each applicant must have TWO letters of recommendation from separate academic advisors. For this purpose, each applicant must choose a unique ID while submitting the Application form.

Both advisers must refer to this ID while filling out the Recommendation form and upload a letter of recommendation.

It is the applicants‘ responsibility to inform their academic advisors about the deadlines and submission procedure of the recommendation form and letter. The academic advisors should submit their recommendation form and letter within the application deadline!

Second Step

A pre-selection process by the faculty members will be based on the online applications. Only complete applications (i.e., including two recommendation letters) will be considered. Pre-selected candidates will be invited for a the hearing.

Hearings will be held in October 2023 VIA ZOOM

Dates & Deadlines


opens May 16th 2023

application deadline: August 31st 2023

Pre-selected candidates will be informed within a few weeks.

2nd & 3rd of October 2023

Faculty members to apply for in the current call:

Hartmut Abele – TU Wien –  Neutron and Quantum Physics

Markus Arndt – University of Vienna – Quantum Nanophysics and Molecular Quantum Optics

Markus Aspelmeyer – University of Vienna –  Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information on the Nano- and Microscale

Iva Brezinova – TU Wien – Time-Dependent Quantum Systems

Časlav Brukner – University of Vienna –  Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information Theory

Borivoje Dakič – University of Vienna –  Operational Quantum Information

Thomas Juffmann – University of Vienna – Quantum Imaging and Biophysics

Yuji Hasegawa – TU Wien – Neutron and Quantum Physics

Philipp Haslinger – TU Wien – Atom Interferometry

Beatrix C. Hiesmayr – University of Vienna – Quantum Particle Workgroup

Nikolai Kiesel – University of Vienna – Far-from-equilibrium Quantum Systems and Quantum Thermodynamics

Mikhail Lemeshko – ISTA – Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Julian Leonard – TU Wien – Experimental Quantum Information

Markus Müller – ÖAW – Quantum Information and Foundations of Physics

Miguel Navascués – ÖAW – Quantum Information & Quantum Foundations

Andreas Nunnenkamp – University of Vienna – Quantum Control and Quantum Many-Body Physics

Stefan Rotter – TU Wien – Non-Hermitian Physics & Complex Scattering

Jörg Schmiedmayer – TU Wien – Quantum Many Body physics and Atom Chips

Norbert Schuch – University of Vienna – Quantum Information and Quantum Many-Body-Physics

Thorsten Schumm – TU Wien – Quantum Meterology

Karl Unterrainer – TU Wien – Quantum Optoelectronics

Philip Walther – University of Vienna – Quantum Information Sciences and Quantum Computation