Each student member of the VSM has to be enrolled in the doctoral program of one of the two participating Universities and study according to the curriculum of that University. The successful candidates for positions in the joint announcements of the VSM automatically become student members of the VSM. In addition, Advisors of the VSM can suggest their students, who are enrolled at one of the participating Universities as student members. So if you are enrolled as a student already and would like to become a member of the VSM, please contact you advisor.

In any case, the admission procedure for the doctoral program in mathematics of the relevant University has to be completed before you can become a student member of the VSM. At both Universities, a confirmation of supervision by a faculty member is needed for the application for admission. So before applying for admission, you’ll have to search for advisors who work in the direction you want to follow in the doctoral study. You then have to contact them to check whether they are willing to supervise you. For each participating University, you find below suggestions on how to start such a search.

At the **University of Vienna**, the faculty of mathematics has no institutes but is structured according to (rather large) so-called **key research areas**, see the webpage on research of the faculty. The natural starting point for looking for an advisor thus are the web pages of the appropriate key research areas as listed (alphabetically) here.

- Analysis, Geometric Structures and Mathematical Physics
- Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Computational Optimization, and Inverse Problems
- Applied and Computational Partial Differential Equations
- Arithmetics, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics
- Biomathematics and Dynamical Systems
- Subject-specific Didactics / School Mathematics
- Logic (Kurt Gödel research center)
- Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Remark: The second and third areas currently are presented jointly on the webpage as the former area „computational science“.

At **TU Wien**, the mathematical research is performed in three institutes. The __Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing__ is structured in three research units:

The research areas represented in the __Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry__ are:

__Algebra____Computational Logic____Differential Geometry and Geometric Structures____Applied Geometry____Combinatorics and Algorithms____Convex and Discrete Geometry____Geometric Analysis__

The Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics consists of eight Research units: