Vienna Graduate School of Finance

 The Vienna Graduate School of Finance is a center of excellence in finance, located in Vienna, Austria. Its main activities are academic research and PhD education. VGSF faculty members are very well connected in the international finance community. Leading scholars are regularly invited to teach courses and present their papers in the research seminar. We offer a stimulating learning and research environment and financial support to outstanding students from around the world. Our graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading academic institutions.

Here are some reasons for joining the VGSF according to the view of our students:
  • American style PhD program
  • top-quality research seminar and courses
  • excellent local faculty and very well known visiting faculty
  • generous scholarship
  • travel budget for attending conferences and seminars abroad
  • comprehensive and easy access to journals and databanks
  • great finance community in Vienna with a “critical mass” of faculty and students to compete with other good schools
  • no exhausting teaching requirements
  • excellent track record of placing students
  • the faculty takes considerable time support PhD students in doing their research
  • very good possibilities to connect internationally
    • first: courses taught by external professors from top universities
    • second: the possibility to talk to the seminar speakers by booking a slot in their meeting schedule
  • great support offered by the VGSF office (e.g. searching for a dorm, handling visa and other issues related to traveling, dealing with administrative issues, etc.)
  • superb quality of life in Vienna