Applications are invited for DART – Doctoral Scholarship Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation for international students. The annual salary after taxes and social security contributions amounts to approximately 20,000 Euros.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to the doctoral degree programme.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Admission procedure: Complete applications which meet all formal admission requirements will be evaluated by the admission committee. Based on this evaluation the best applicants will be selected and will be invited for an interview.

Based on all available evidence the admission committee will determine a final ranking of applications. The applicants at the top of the ranking list will be given an admission offer, in form of a written notice of the applicant’s acceptance into the program. To claim his/her place in the program, the applicant must confirm the admission offer in writing within ten days of receipt.

Previous degree

A formal requirement is an acceptance for the doctoral studies in social and economic sciences at the respective university (the University of Graz or University of Vienna). The previous degree prerequisite is an outstanding (top 10%) Diploma or a Master’s degree (to be completed before beginning studies in the DART program). If you have not finished your university degree as of yet but will have completed it by the beginning of the DART program, please enclose an official preliminary grade report in your application and indicate your estimated date of graduation.

We do not accept applications from students who hold only a Bachelor’s degree.

Fields of previous studies:

An undergraduate specialization in accounting, finance or economics is strongly recommended. Beyond a rigorous undergraduate education emphasizing analytical and quantitative skills as well as clarity of thought and expression, a strong interest in accounting issues is essential for success in the DART Ph.D. program. An adequate mathematical preparation is very important.

English Language and Test Requirements: GRE/GMAT

Applicants are required to take the quantitative section of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) aptitude test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Language Competency

The language of the entire DART PhD program is English. Applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score unless they have a degree from an English-speaking college or university.

Method of Application: Please find here the application form:

Dart Application Form

Applications must contain the following elements:

  • A completed copy of the application form;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • letter of motivation containing your career plans and reasons for interest in a doctoral education in accounting;
  • transcripts of grades in English or German;
  • two confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members who can assess your capacity to carry out independent research;
  • a writing sample consisting of a paper written in the course of your Master’s studies and dealing with an accounting subject, e.g., a Master’s thesis or a seminar paper;
  • GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores or scores from similar tests.

Admission to DART is based on the review of the application dossiers by the admission committee. While admission is a competitive process, there are some minimum prerequisites for being considered by the admissions committee. Please note that only complete applications with all the required documents can be considered.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 31, 2018