Welcome to the English PhD programme of SFU Vienna!

Sigmund Freud University is located in Vienna, in the heart of Europe, and the cradle of psychotherapy. The SFU English doctoral programme guides its international students in the acquisition and development of scientific skills in the field of psychotherapy.
It aims at bridging clinical practice with theoretical and empirical investigation, in order to form a holistic understanding of how psychotherapy works. Following pluralistic stands it is open to several methods of inquiry (theoretical, qualitative and quantitative) and of clinical practice (psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioural therapy, humanistic approaches etc.).
Studying at the Doctoral Programme of Sigmund Freud University has many advantages:

  • intensive personal supervision;
  • individual consultancy, which addresses the single students;
  • specific and manifold project development;
  • contact with students from different countries;
  • flexible arrangements


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